The Bible is a story all about God, and every prophet, priest, king, and biblical hero in Scripture ultimately points us to Jesus Christ. However, in one sense, the Bible is also about us; the characters we meet do show us how we should live before God. Abraham’s faith, David’s repentance, and even Christ’s patient endurance (1 Pet. 2:21) all leave for us an example. The same is true of Stephen in the book of Acts. In this sermon, Mitch Bedzyk explains that Stephen’s Christlike character and Spirit-empowered witness show us what it looks like to be a disciple of Jesus. While we may never play as pivotal a role in the history of the church as Stephen did, we can strive, by God’s grace, to imitate him as he imitated Christ in his life and death.
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