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Administration needs grow with the number of believers; Stephen is arrested, gives the High Council a history lesson before telling them they killed the Messiah, so they stone him, with Saul’s passive approval: Acts 6–8:1

Possibly overwhelmed already by the demands of teaching and leading a new group, the twelve disciples delegated responsibility for the daily distribution of food to others. One was Stephen:

Acts 6:5 … a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit

This was no ordinary food program. If Stephen is anything to go by, it was run by men who would be highly regarded in any modern church.

Acts 6:8Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed amazing miracles and signs among the people.

This led to some debate with a group of Jews, which then led to Stephen being arrested then stoned.