Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Persecution, Thanksgiving, Perseverance, and Fellowship
The New Testament church faced persecution from its inception. As the church grew and its influence spread from Jerusalem throughout Israel and to the rest of the Roman Empire, persecution grew more intense. But at no time was any of it out of God’s control. In fact, He used the persecution to scatter believers—and with them, the gospel—across the known world.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Persecution and Obeying God No Matter the Cost
The endgame for most persecutors is silence. Whether they attempt to silence you through intimidation, violence, or death, the point is to stamp out your message and your influence. In recent months we’ve seen that scenario play out repeatedly in the Middle East.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Persecution and Boldly Proclaiming the Gospel
By God’s grace, not all believers face harsh legal or physical persecution for their faith. Many of us don’t live under the threat of being beaten or hauled into court for preaching the gospel. But there are many places around the globe right now where that is the daily reality for believers. And as the world grows more hostile to the truth of Scripture, we can expect those kinds of persecution to become more commonplace.
Anxious for Nothing (Softcover)