On Trial for God
By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president
What would you say if you were on trial for your life? You have heard the accusations against you and it is now your time to speak in your own defense. What would you say? Would you beg for your life? Would you deny the accusations against you?
In reading Acts 7 today as part of the 28 for 1,000 prayer and Bible study challenge, I read about the life and trial of Stephan. As you may remember Stephan was one of the first deacons in the early church to help make sure that everyone was treated fairly. The Bible describes Stephan in Acts 6 as a man full of faith and power and someone who performed mighty wonders. Soon he had attracted the attention of the Sanhedrin who didn’t like his methods or his message. Acts 7 is the story of his trial and where Stephan the opportunity to speak in his own defense.
What does he do? He gives a wonderful history lesson of the Jewish people and how God had led all throughout the past.
Continue reading to see how Doug connects the faithfulness of Stephan to God's faithfulness to us.