Stephen was the first disciple of Jesus to receive to be martyred. The Apostles needed helpers to look after the care of the widows and the poor. So they ordained seven deacons, and Stephen is one of them, he was also one of the 70 apostles.
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Mark 10:17-23 - The rich man and Jesus. "A man ran up and fell on his knees before him and put the question to him: “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit everlasting life?” "
Saul Chosen as King. 1st Samuel 10:24, "And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the LORD hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king. "
This was the scripture passage he was reading: "Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opened not his mouth. In (his) humiliation justice was denied him. Who will tell of his posterity? For his life is taken from the earth." Then the eunuch said to Philip in reply, "I beg you, about whom is the prophet saying this? About himself, or about someone else?" Acts 8:32-34