In this chapter we have, I. The discontent that was among the disciples about the distribution of the public charity, Acts 6:1. II. The election and ordination of seven men, who should take care of that matter, and ease the apostles of the burden, Acts 6:2-6. III. The increase of the church, by the addition of many to it, Acts 6:7. IV. A particular account of Stephen, one of the seven. 1. His great activity for Christ, Acts 6:8. 2. The opposition he met with from the enemies of Christianity, and his disputes with them, Acts 6:9, 10. 3. The convening of him before the great sanhedrim, and the crimes laid to his charge, Acts 6:11-14. 4. God’s owning him upon his trial, Acts 6:15.