What happens when we die?
Wow! what a topic! But it is true, isn't it that all of us will die sometime. Some of us may have had relatives or friends who have died. We don't like to think about death very often but when we do we want to know what will happen.
Acts 7: 54-60; 8: 1-3
Stephen had a very horrible death but also a very special one. As he died he saw Jesus in heaven "standing at the right hand side of God" (v. 55).
Most people when they die, don't see visions of Jesus in heaven. But all Christians can be sure that Jesus will welcome them into heaven. That's what he died for. That's what the Holy Spirit in our lives promises.
The Holy Spirit was with Stephen as he died. In spite of the terrible way he was killed - being stoned by an angry mob - he was still able to pray that God would forgive them.
. . . God that the Holy Spirit is with us all through our lives and that he will be with us when we die.