Posts Tagged ‘Standing for Jesus’

Acts 6:8-15 Jealousy And Lies

Being caught doing good was his crime

As the church is growing so is the discontent around it. The people are flocking to the gospel and those around are seething with envy. They can’t compete with the truth so they have to devise lies to try and stop it any way they can. Stephen is the target in our reading today.

Stephen sets precedence for us in the miracles department. I have heard it said that the Holy Spirit and miracles were only for the apostles. Well, Stephen wasn’t an apostle. He was a disciple like the rest but he was also singled out for added authority. While serving the people he “was doing great wonders and signs among the people” (verse 8). This lets the stage for the Spirit working miracles among the rest of us disciples. Read more »