Acts 7:54- 8:8 - Jon B

Acts 7:54–8:8 (ESV)
Acts 7:54 Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him.
Acts 7:55 But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
Acts 7:56 And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”
Acts 7:57 But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together at him.
Acts 7:58 Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.
Acts 7:59 And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
Acts 7:60 And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
Acts 8:1 And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
Acts 8:2 Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him.
Acts 8:3 But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house, he dragged off men and women and committed them to prison.
Acts 8:4 Now those who were scattered went about preaching the word.
Acts 8:5 Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ.
Acts 8:6 And the crowds with one accord paid attention to what was being said by Philip when they heard him and saw the signs that he did.
Acts 8:7 For unclean spirits, crying out with a loud voice, came out of many who had them, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed.
Acts 8:8 So there was much joy in that city.