- In his conclusion (7:44-53) how does Stephen teach the divine origin and yet the inadequacy of both the Tabernacle or ‘tent of witness’ and the temple or ‘house’ which Solomon built/ What charges does he bring against his accusers?
To what positive truths indicated or implied here ought we to pay attention?
- Consider the likeness between Stephen and his Lord in his life, character, and in his death.
What did this likeness come from?
How can we follow his example?
Cf. 2 Cor.3:18.
- What were the results for the church of Stephen’s witness:
(a) in suffering (see8:1, 3 ), and
(d) in expansion (see 8:4, 5; 11:19 , 20)?
Notice what God can do through one man fully yielded to his service.