Temptation

Temptation

Acts 6:8-7:16 – Stephen and the Temple

The ministry of Stephen, was one of the seven men responsible for serving the tables of Greek-speaking widows, grows to become a ministry of preaching the gospel to his fellow Greek-speaking Jews (as with the apostles it is accompanied by signs and wonders). The latter oppose him but cannot withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking. They accuse him of…

Temptation

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. During those days he ate nothing and he was hungry. It seems strange that the first thing the Holy Spirit does is to lead Jesus into the wilderness where he will be tempted. In Greek and in old English the word ‘temptation’ as in…