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Stephen has responded to the accusations of the synagogue and now he hammers it home. He calls them covenant breakers and idolaters.
Stephen, defined in scripture as "a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit," is dragged before the religious authorities and faced with false accusations. He answers them with a sermon.
How does Christ's Kingdom grow? That is the question of Acts, and the answer, over and over has been devotion to the teaching of the word and to prayer. In Chapter 6 there are 2 conflicts that arise, and lead to the growth of the church.
Acts 20:35. Dr. Barnette, Dr. Dempsey, and Rev. McLeod perform a skit that challenges us to receive as well as give. Jesus gave the ultimate gift on the cross, and we need to be able to take time to receive the cross in all its depth and meaning and pass it along to others.
Peter and John have been mocked, and arrested. When they gather with the other believers they: A. Pray B. Address God as All Powerful C. Pray Scripture D. They seek God's justice, for their own strength, for the Lord to continue their circumstances.
King Jesus is ascended, and seated on his throne, but there are still men who think they can run things. Peter faces those men and testifies of the true King.