May 30, 2023

Stand for God and He’ll Stand for You

“When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. ‘Look,’ he said, ‘I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.’ ” – Acts 7:54-56 When Stephen preached boldly in front of the Sanhedrin, he knew he was walking right into his demise. Nevertheless, he did it for the sake of those listening. His heart was so on fire for his Savior that he was willing to face intense persecution, and ultimately give his life for Jesus, and as the first Christian martyr, he set an example that millions through the centuries have followed. After accusing the religious officials of killing Jesus, the Bible says that members of the

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