The king told Stephen that he had two choices: Work for him or work for no one and be put to death.
Stephen told the king that he had to obey God. As a result, Stephen was imprisoned.
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That evening, all alone in his cell, Stephen began to reflect upon his life. He knew that God could rescue him, just like Peter, or He could allow the execution to take place. Stephen believed that God would somehow use either circumstance to bring glory to Himself.
The next morning, the soldiers came to take Stephen to the place of execution. He was to be cut into pieces until dead. However, just as they got to the place where the execution would take place, a violent storm erupted, and lighting struck the ground very near where Stephen stood, knocking him unconscious.
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When the soldiers came to their senses, they refused to kill Stephen. His God has done this and He is more powerful. We are afraid to touch him! The king warned that if anyone helped Stephen, they would be put to death. Stephen returned to his home to check on his family.
God Is So Good-Yahweh Is For Us
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God Is So Good (You Are Worthy)
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