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Stephen Becomes a Target Acts 6.8-15

Without in any way wishing to complain, I do have a fellow feeling with Stephen in this passage. He has only just been appointed a ‘deacon’, with particular responsibility for helping organize the daily distribution of food to the community that was dependent on the ‘new family’ of those who believed in Jesus. Like some of the others, he has found himself caught up, not only in administration, but also now in a wider and more active ministry of healing and teaching. (You never know, once you lay hands on people and pray for God to work through them, what new things they will get up to, or rather what new things God will do through them!) But, almost at once, he is embroiled in controversy. And all kinds of accusations start being hurled at him...

Taken from Acts for Everyone Part 1 by Tom Wright


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