In some christian circles you may hear the term “Spirit-filled Christian” What this term is referring to is a Christian who has clear evidence of this Holy Spirit’s power in their life, specifically with the focus on power to be witnesses of Jesus. This is also referred to as being “baptized with the Spirit”. Regardless of what you call it, when we talk about being “spirit-filled” we focus, rightfully so, on having the evidence of gifts of the Spirit e.g. prophesy, tongues, discerning of Spirits, words of Wisdom, Words of knowledge, etc. (see:1corinthians 12:4-11). These “charismatic gifts” are seen flourishing in the first century Apostles and in this account of Stephen. It is right to desire these gifts today, train others in them, and cultivate them in our own life. However, There is one element that the Holy Spirit empowers us in that goes largely unnoticed in the discussion of being “Spirit-filled”. Before we go there lets look at Stephen again.