Acts 6:8-15, Pt 1. Stephen got picked by the church to help serve people who’d been getting overlooked in church, but he was a pretty remarkable guy, and it wasn’t long after his appointment that he started to develop a reputation as a key mind in the early church. In fact, he was so irritatingly sharp that aggravated his Greek brethren to the point that they decided to get him in trouble with the law since they couldn’t beat him in an argument. All the guy was doing was good stuff, so what’s their gripe? As Stephen is forced to answer to the Sanhedrin questions loom. Are we looking at another miraculous release from prison? Maybe another flogging? Or maybe something worse?
Matt Whitman believes in God and thinks things are funny. He was raised in Fort Collins, Colorado before moving to Chicago where he graduated from Trinity College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He met his wife Camilla on his first day of college in his first class. They’ve got three kids together and now live in the mountains of beautiful western Wyoming where Matt works as the Senior Pastor of the Lander Evangelical Free Church. Matt’s a teach-straight-through-books-of-the-Bible kind of guy and uses his appreciation of history, humor, culture, and narrative to help people understand God’s Word. In addition to church and family, Matt throws a lot of time at filmmaking. He writes, acts, and directs and also hosts a YouTube program called The Ten Minute Bible Hour in which he teaches books of the Bible in a tight, informative, and funny format.