Beloved, Stephen's name means "victor's crown" and what follows is his "victory speech!" Whether he realizes it or not, he will soon be stoned, but as a Spirit filled man, he is impelled to speak forth boldly.
MacArthur comments that Stephen first seeks to gain his Jewish listener's interest - He knows that if they are going to hear what he says, they are going to have to want to hear it. They are going to have to have a desire to listen. And so, he talks about their favorite subject. He builds his whole sermon on their own history, and that was their favorite subject.
Beloved, remember, God’s purpose, promise and protection is for you as well!