Acts 7:17-43; 51-53
In this well-known story, we see that Stephen responds to the accusation that he was speaking evil of God’s Word and temple. He responded to these accusations from the Bible and bore witness even to the point of losing his life, becoming the first Christian martyr. What started off as a defense turns into a message for his audience who had hardened their hearts against God. What may surprise us is that this message is in fact for professing Christians today.