Acts 6:8 ¶ Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.
Acts 6:10 But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.
Acts 6:15 And all who sat in the council looked intently at him, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.
Stephen was one of those selected by the church community to minister to the widows and to wait on tables. He was also a man who was filled with the Holy Spirit and had a desire to be transformed into the image of Christ. Not only did he have the desire, but he was being transformed into a genuine reflection of Christ. He was able to perform miracles, he was filled with wisdom and even face became radiant. In the light of his life, the priests became frustrated for they could not compete against the power of the Holy Spirit.
Stephen had experienced the transformational power of being filled with the Holy Spirit which leads to holiness. It was not a holines…