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Kent Philpott's Bible Study Sermons

Jun 26, 2017

Once accused and charged, Stephen has the opportunity to defend himself, and this he does beginning with an inclusion and polite, “Brothers and fathers, hear me.” He then summarizes the history of the nation of Israel beginning with Abraham, his calling, the selling of Joseph into slavery in Egypt, his rise to a place of authority in Egypt, and the rescuing of Jacob’s family from the famine in that part of the world. Joseph, as depicted by Stephen, is a type of Christ, in that he was rejected by his own people and experienced a kind of death and resurrection, which resulted in his “saving” those whom God had chosen. Then Stephen introduces Moses, who is a second type of Christ, and briefly details Moses’ life up to age 40.