Last week, we looked at the example of Stephen as the first martyr to follow in Jesus’ footsteps. Today, we’re going to read the speech that got him killed. It’s a long bible reading – and the longest recorded speech in Acts (so Luke must think it’s important). We’re going to read it today with a minimum of explanation. It’s basically a recount of the history of God’s people, but spun in a way that turns that history into an indictment on the Jewish leadership (Stephen’s accusers).