January 31 – Acts 7
LOOK: Stephen is brought before the Sanhedrin where he gives a history of faith and a bold accusation against them. The religious lost are so furious at Stephen that they kill him right on that spot. Stephen sees a glimpse of Jesus before he dies and prays that the Lord will receive his spirit and he prays that God would not hold it against his murderers. There is a brief mention of a young man named Saul (soon to become Paul) who was holding the coats for the murderers.
LISTEN: Stephen made a clear, concise speech that was pointed and piercing. It cost him his life, but he was faithful to the message and powerful in the delivery.
LEARN: I was just thinking about delivering the history of the Bible in a concise speech. Could you tell someone the story from Genesis to Jesus? Something to think about today.