Acts 7:54-8:8 (AD 31) In his big sermon (chapter 7), Stephen told hard truths to an unfriendly audience. Truths that he knew – barring a miracle – they would not accept. Truths that he further knew would enrage them. There had not yet been a Christian martyr, so most likely he wasn’t expecting that their … More Day 155: Where is home?
Acts 7:37-53 (AD 31) Stephen gave it to the Sanhedrin as bluntly as Peter had given it to the general population of Jerusalem. Stephen was not even one of the apostles – he was ‘merely’ a newly-minted deacon But he was given boldness and wisdom from God to deliver these stinging rebukes to any notions … More Day 154: You murdered God
Acts 6:8-7:38 (AD 31) A short devotional today, because it’s a long reading and getting that done is, of course, the priority. Two things for us to focus on: 1. Hate-filled opposition is inevitable. We don’t want it, we don’t court it, and we certainly shouldn’t deliberately provoke it. But as if the example of … More Day 153: Of Hate & History