Tag: Stephen

  • Biblical Principle #103: God Allows Suffering for the Greater Good

    Biblical Principles List Principle God allows temporary suffering for the greater collective good. Explanation GOD knows everything, including the future. GOD loves us and wants what is best for us. GOD has the power to do anything and everything. Because GOD has complete knowledge and the power to do anything, His love motivates Him to…

  • December 11 – Paul Arrested in Jerusalem

    Reading Acts 21:17-23:35 Devotional When Paul arrived in Jerusalem, in the spring of 58 A.D., he was greeted warmly. The following day he went to see James, the brother of Jesus, and the elders. Paul reported to them all of the things GOD had done among the Gentiles through their ministry. They praised GOD at…

  • November 22 – Stephen Dies for Jesus

    Reading Acts 6:8-8:1a Devotional In yesterday’s reading we were introduced to a righteous man named Stephen, who was described as being “full of the Holy Spirit.” Today’s reading begins by describing Stephen as a man full of GOD’s grace and power, stating that he did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. Some Jews…

  • November 21 – Persecution of Christians Begins; the Church Grows

    Reading Acts 3:1-6:7 Devotional One day Peter and John healed a crippled beggar outside one of the gates of the temple court. The man got and leaped and jumped around, praising GOD. Everyone recognized the man and were amazed at what happened to him. A crowd gathered there as people realized what happened, and Peter…