It is important that I learn from Stephen. He is very important to a disciple of Jesus as he is the first martyr to be killed for His faith in Jesus. Acts 7 is devoted to his speech at his trial.
Stephen starts with Abraham. That is the start for our faith in the God of glory. It is a good place for me to start as well. Abraham establishes what it is like to obey God and move in faith. God says go. Abraham does not knowing where he is going. God doesn’t say leave and go to Jerusalem. Nope, just go, I’ll show you.
Abraham is our model. Stephen sets the religious elite straight on that and much more.
Then the Chief Priest said to Stephen, “What do you have to say for yourself?”
Stephen replied, “Friends, fathers, and brothers, the God of glory appeared…
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