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   [“DLT”?¹]

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   How long²? [1,650 words]

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   Given by whom? And why

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   For that you must use the DOOR…

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   [MORE]

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   Did we count the words? No, we counted the words in an average line (we tested several)–11–and the number of lines 150 as it appeared in the “portrait presentation” of the NASB version on our Kindle [so 11 X 150 = 1,650]. It was nearly all of Chapter 7 of the book of Acts.

   It wasn’t Jesus, or any of the 12 apostles, including the newly highly verbal Peter. It was Stephen, the “congregationally elected” deacon.

   The occasion: He was grabbed by some detractors who hated what the other early Christians were saying. The motivation: Obedience to his faith in God and willingness to share his faith. Add to that, he probably realized that when he stopped, they would kill him. (Which they did.)

   Nothing like a little extra motivation to keep a person witnessing.

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   ¹Again, “DLT”= “devotional lite thought.” A quickie which caught our attention in undistracted early morning hours. We chose to share these words as result of a briefly, but significantly to our eyes, reading and reflecting upon God’s Word. We may include more posts of this sort that are “Gospel lite,” that ask for more investigating and source identification.

  ² This comes from personal memory. We are open to correction.

  ³ Because sometimes you do what you have to do when you’re there.