Stephen’s Witness Pt. 2

Stephen’s Witness Pt. 2

Stephen’s Witness Part 2

Acts 7:17-60

October 30, 2022

Recap: typology – A literary hermeneutical device (interpretation) in which a person, event, or institution in the Old Testament is understood to correspond with a person, place, event, or institution in the New Testament. 

VS 17“the people increased and multiplied”: The Hebrews were content in Egypt. 

VS 25“He supposed his brothers would understand”: Just as God directed and used Pharaoh to wean the Israelites from Egypt Moses was God’s agent in leading them out. 

VS 33“The place where you are standing is holy ground”:  Holiness is where God is. 

  “Jesus, where’er thy people meet,

  There they behold thy mercy-seat;

  Where’er they seek thee, thou art found,

  And every place is hallowed ground.” – William Cowper

Vs 39“our fathers refused to obey… in their hearts”: Theme throughout all of scripture. What do we honor in our Hearts? 

VS 42“host of heaven”: represents planetary powers; of the planets, stars, moons, etc. 

Vs 48“the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands”:  Why do we try to contain God? 

VS 51“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in the hearts and ears”: Stephen turns his 

accusations against him onto the Counsel themselves. 

VS 54“they were enraged”: notice the difference between the reactions when being accused.  Reference – Proverbs 29:9-10

VS 60“Lord do not hold the sin against them”:  what are we holding against others that God isn’t?