Sermon Illustrations

ii. Robert Barrantes is a pastor in San Jose, Costa Rica. When he first felt the call of God to plant a church he knew it would be a challenge. God called him to begin a church in one of the toughest parts of San Jose. He came up against severe opposition from the drug peddlers, pimps and bar owners because the people were being saved and their business was drying up. One person was so desperate that he confronted Robert to kill him but God protected him. Our stand will probably not be in the face of such physical opposition—but it will be a test nonetheless.