Stephen begins his defense against the accusations for which he was arrested. He builds it on the history of the Jews from Scripture. He was accused of teaching that salvation had nothing to do with the land of Israel or the Temple worship. Stephen argues that the Church and its Blessings were bestowed on the people long before they reached the Promised Land or began the Temple Worship. Also, God delayed giving the land to the people - something He surely would not have done if it were necessary for salvation - but He also saved Abraham outside Canaan and only gave the land to his descendants.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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