Acts 7 – Stephen’s Speech

Last week, we looked at the example of Stephen as the first martyr to follow in Jesus’ footsteps. Today, we’re going to read the speech that got him killed. It’s a long bible reading – and the longest recorded speech in Acts (so Luke must think it’s important). We’re going to read it today with a minimum of explanation. It’s basically a recount of the history of God’s people, but spun in a way that turns that history into an indictment on the Jewish leadership (Stephen’s accusers).

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