"Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom" (Acts 6:3).
"They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit" (Acts
"Now, Stephen, a man full of God's grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people" (Acts 6:8).
"These men began to argue with Stephen, but they could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by which he spoke" (Acts 6:9-10).
"All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel" (Acts 6:15).
Stephen started his defense with "the God of glory" and ended his message in this manner and with these words:
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,…