Stephen is described twice as a man "full of faith" (Acts 6:5, 8). His is not a quiet faith, but a robust and public faith, "among the people" (6:8). He speaks with such Spirit-infused wisdom that it angers the religious establishment, and they secretly induce men to slander Stephen, try him before the religious counsel, and stone him.
This scene reveals several truths about religious people versus men full of faith and the Holy Spirit:
List the stories from the Old Testament contained in Stephen's sermon. How does Stephen tie these stories together?
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