Stephen defends the faith in Jesus, continuing to respond to challengers from the Synagogue of Freed Slaves. He describes Yahweh’s redemptive narrative, including parts of their history where faith interacted with slavery. Stephen accurately explains God’s relationship with their ancestors including Abraham, Joseph, and Moses. God called them to faith. God promised blessing if they would be faithful to Him, and allowed punishment when they turned away. God wants us to learn from this and receive the blessing found in faithfulness to Him.