- We read in Acts 6:5 that Stephen was one of the 7 that was selected to handle the food distribution so the 12 disciples could preach.
- In Acts 6:8 we read that Stephen performed great wonders and signs
Question: The whole purpose of selecting the 7 was to handle the food so why was Stephen outside doing these things?
Acts 6:5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism.
Acts 6:8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.
Was there something unique about Stephen?. None of the disciples are described like Stephen is described.
Acts 6:15 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 7:55 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. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”