Full of grace and power
And what they said pleased the whole gathering,
and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit,
and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas,
and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch.
These they set before the apostles,
and they prayed and laid their hands on them.
And the word of God continued to increase,
and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem,
and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.
And Stephen, full of grace and power,
was doing great wonders and signs among the people.
And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and disputed with Stephen. But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.
~Acts 6:8-10 ESV