Keep It Real
For this lesson, consider doing an Internet search for stories of Christians who are standing up for their faith in the face of great persecution. If you have access to someone in your church who has experienced persecution for their faith, consider having them come to class to share a brief testimony with the class.
A great place to begin your online search is www.persecution.org. Share these stories with your teens as an alternative way of introducing the Stephen story, or use the stories to encourage your teens to keep standing up for Christ. Also check out www.parl.gc.adventist.org to find out what the Adventist Church is doing to fight religious persecution throughout the world.