by Benjamin Munsell on April 24, 2019
But the unbelieving Jews STIRRED UP THE GENTILES, and made their minds evil affected AGAINST THE BRETHREN. Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands. But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles. And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, AND TO STONE THEM, THEY were (a)ware of it, and FLED UNTO Lystra and Derbe, CITIES of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth ROUND ABOUT: Acts 14:2-6. And STEPHEN, FULL OF FAITH and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, AND THEY STONED STEPHEN, (who was) calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, HE FELL ASLEEP. (died). Acts 6:8-10,12. & Acts 7:57,59-60. BEHOLD, I SEND YOU FORTH AS SHEEP IN THE MIDST OF WOLVES: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Matthew 10:16. As you "die to self", are you ready to Preach The Word and Live? Are you ready to Preach The Word, and die, for Christ? Are you just partially, or Fully, committed to, AND sold out to, and for, Christ?  Are you willing to give 100% for Christ, no matter what the cost, that both you, and they, may, Be Blessed?