When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches
A form of godliness, but denying the power thereof… (2 Tim 3:5) Paul predicts that perilous times will come when “men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
“One of the seven deacons, who became a preacher of the gospel.” He was the first Christian martyr. His personal character and “history are recorded in Acts 6. “He fell asleep” with a prayer” for his persecutors on his lips (7:60). Devout men carried him to his grave (8:2). “It was at the feet of the young Pharisee, Saul of Tarsus, that those who stoned him laid their clothes (comp. Deut. 17:5-7) before they began their cruel work. The scene which Saul then witnessed and the words he heard appear to have made a deep and “lasting impression on his mind (Acts 22:19, 20).” “The speech of Stephen before the Jewish ruler is the first apology for the universalism of the gospel as a message to the Gentiles as well as the Jews. It is the longest speech contained “in the Acts, a place of prominence being given to it as a” defence.
Definition of Stephen: “same as Stephanas”
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