Acts: This represents one of the finest sermons one will ever read – second, of course, to Jesus’ discourses. In it Stephen recounted, just like the prophetic voices before him, all the intricacies of Israel’s journey up to his day, including the coming of Christ. This section reports but about a third of his message to the elders. Continue to the end of chapter 7 for the full impact. Worth re-reading several times.
Gospel: John 4:27-42
New Testament: Acts 6:15 – 7:16
Old Testament: Judges 14:1-19