Read Acts 6:1-15
1) Who were the Hellenists mentioned in verse 1?
a. Greek speaking Jews from outside of Palestine
d. Apostates of the church
2) Why did the apostles appoint Stephen and the six others chosen?
a. To be their personal chefs
b. To help lessen the burden so they could continue to preach
c. To be personal bodyguards
d. They needed secretaries
3) What are the parallels between the trial of Jesus and the questioning of Stephen? How does this fulfill Jesus’ words that a slave is not above his master?
“But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
Acts 6:4 (ESV)