Acts 7:Stephen’s Sermon And The Sovereignty of God

In Acts 7, the record is given us of Stephen’s sermon and his defence of wrong accussations brought against him. From Acts 6, a situation arose over the distribution of food to which the apostles charged that leaders be appointed over this particular “mercy ministry” so to speak of the first century church. The criteria was given as “seven men of good repute, full of …

Gracious in Suffering

And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” (Acts 7:60). To be gracious is to show mercy, kindness or forgiveness. It is also to treat people with respect and courtesy especially in the face of hostilities. The text speaks of Stephen’s last words when he was martyred for his faith. In the text …

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