The Church’s First Martyr

Acts 6:8-8:1

Slim Thompson

“It’s by Grace that you were mistreated. If God would treat us all as we deserve than we’d all be eradicated. Its by Grace you and I aren’t treated with justice. Because Jesus got justice.”

“While Stephen is confessing Jesus before men, Jesus was confessing Stephen before his father.” – FF Bruce

“You can’t love anyone you think you’re better than.” Whatever it is that makes you feel better than them – it’s killing your understanding of being saved by ‘grace alone’ and its killing your sanity! It’s splintering your opportunity to love them and practice the hard work of love. Today befriend, forgive, extend welcome to the least likely person.”