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“Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.Which of the prophets have not your fathers per secuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.” Acts 7:51-53 (Read Acts 6:8 — 7:60 The Book of Acts, in chapters six and seven, tells the story of the first New Testament Christian martyr to follow in the steps of the Lord Jesus and to be murdered for his witness to the truth. In fact the English word “martyr” comes from the Greek word “martus,” which means to bear witness or testify. Stephen testified to the truth about Jesus and about his own hearers and was killed at the hands of the Jewish council by stoning.

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For The Record, Pages 4 on 07/14/2010

Print Headline: WEEKLY DEVOTION Don’t reject God’s grace!

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