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SpiritFire: No Match!
None of them could stand against the wisdom and the Spirit with which Stephen spoke.
Stephen had been selected as one of the 7 special servants of the church in Jerusalem. He was chosen to help make sure the widows were properly given care. He was also chosen because he was full of the Holy Spirit, faith, and wisdom. The Holy Spirit within him not only helped him in his service to the widows, but it also empowered him to speak God's truth boldly. When men opposed him, they found that they could not stand up to his teaching because of the power of the Spirit and the wisdom with which he spoke. Let's continue to pray for God to give us leaders today with these qualities and for us to be able to recognize these leaders and call them into service to the Kingdom. In addition, let's seek to be people of faith, wisdom, and full of the Holy Spirit in our lives!
O Almighty God, I continue to pray for your church. We desperately need leaders of faith and wisdom, leaders who are full of the Holy Spirit. Father, I want you to be at work within me through your Holy Spirit so that I am molded into the kind of person you can use to lead and bless your people. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
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