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  • Church Persecution

    Contributed by Bennett T Cortez on Jan 27, 2014
     | 1,394 views

    It’s important to understand, we too have an inner working of the Holy Spirit that provides us power to persevere against fears of persecution.

  • The First Persecution Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 30, 2016
     | 2,012 views

    The church persecuted by the world, but is triumphant

    SERIES: Adventures in Acts 004 TITLE: The First Persecution of the Church TEXT: Acts 4:1-12 INTRO: After the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples at the Feast of Pentecost, Peter preached his first sermon and 3,000 people were saved. Following that, he and John healed a man who had been lame ...read more

  • Bad Times Are Coming For Christians

    Contributed by David Rigg on Jan 31, 2016
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,558 views

    Christianity is under attack. Things are going to get worse. This sermon deals with that fact.

    Bad Times Are Coming For Christians Matthew 10:16-25 16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. 17But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. 18You will be brought before ...read more

  • You Are A Fundie Bible Thumping Mentally Retarded Crutch Needing Holy Ro... Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Mar 31, 2016
     | 2,317 views

    "You are a fundie Bible thumping mentally retarded crutch needing holy rolling homo-hating dirt IQ close-minded backwards thinking ignoramoose God loving hypocrite." You believe in Jesus? Jesus, Paul, and Peter says you will face opposition to your faith.

    YOU ARE A FUNDIE BIBLE THUMPING MENTALLY RETARDED CRUTCH NEEDING HOLY ROLLING HOMO-HATING DIRT IQ CLOSE-MINDED BACKWARDS THINKING IGNORAMOOSE GOD LOVING HYPOCRITE 1 PETER 4:12-19 You are a fundie Bible thumping mentally retarded crutch needing holy rolling homo-hating dirt IQ close-minded ...read more

  • How To Prepare For Christian Persecution

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 29, 2015
     | 1,360 views

    I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. - Matthew 10:16 Of the many passages in the Gospels, Matthew 10, is one of the key chapters where Jesus prepares his Disciples to understand that they will suffer in service for Him. I want to encourage ..

    I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. - Matthew 10:16 Of the many passages in the Gospels, Matthew 10, is one of the key chapters where Jesus prepares his Disciples to understand that they will suffer in service for Him. I want to encourage you to read this chapter over many times ...read more

  • Persecution - What's A Christian To Do?

    Contributed by David Simpson on Aug 18, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,514 views

    Persecution of Christians is occurring all around the world. Even in America, some Christians are being pressured and criticized. What is the Christian response to persecution?

    Sermon Lanier Christian Church August 17, 2014 David Simpson Persecution - What's a Christian to do? Matthew 5:38-45/1 Peter 4:12-19 Christians have made the news this past week...not for recognizing their noble service...but for suffering...for persecution. Christians in ...read more

  • “finding Help To Live In An Anti-Christian Culture”

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Jul 14, 2014
     | 3,526 views

    In an ever-increasing anti=Christian culture, how are American Christians to respond?

    We live in a scary time. During my lifetime, I remember a time when our country was what I would call, “Christianized.” In witnessing, you could start with statements like, “You believe the Bible, don’t you?” or “Where’s your church membership?” ...read more

  • The Beatitudes In Isaiah 57 Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 20, 2014
     | 2,774 views

    God wants us to be godly even within an ungodly culture, as defined by Isaiah and generalized into principles by Jesus.

    The Beatitudes in Isaiah 57 (Isaiah 57:1-2, 13-21) 1. An interesting story broke from UPI this week: “PORT ST. LUCIE , Fla., May 16 (UPI) --Florida police officers who were attempting to catch a suspected car thief got a little help when an alligator decided to cross the road. Port St. ...read more

  • Strangers In A Strange Land Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Sep 15, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 8,086 views

    When we know who we are, we'll understand what we have.

    Strangers in a Strange Land 1 Peter 1:1-2 Rev. Brian Bill September 13-14, 2014 Hope video. Do you find it difficult to hold on to hope when our culture is becoming increasingly hostile to Christianity? Just this week, America’s largest university system in California ...read more

  • Good News – Bad News For The Church Of Jesus Christ Series

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Sep 8, 2014
     | 1,674 views

    Stephen's death and the following persecution was a bad news/Good News Scenario. On the one hand it was a very negative thing for the church. Yet God used this evil to motivate the church with the Great Commission they had previously ignored.

    GOOD NEWS – BAD NEWS FOR THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Acts 8:1-4 Dorn Ridge Church Of Christ, September 07, 2014 INTRODUCTION: 1.) The story has been told of a man waking up in the hospital after a car accident. A.) As the man gains consciousness, his doctor says to him, I ...read more

  • Patience Series

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Sep 12, 2016
     | 2,572 views

    Christians are being martyred all across the Middle East in countries that once tolerated them. Churches are being destroyed and brought to rubble. Entire Christian communities are being wiped out and even crucifixion is back. Can we patiently wait?

    Patience 2 Peter 3 For many of us patience is a virtue that is difficult to cultivate in our hustle bustle society. The world moves at the speed of the internet while many of us are left trying to keep up. I’m reminded of that old ketchup commercial for Heinz were two small boys are ...read more

  • The Shadow, The Substance And The Savior

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Oct 4, 2016
     | 2,311 views

    A message to encourage believers in difficult times.

    "The Shadow, the Substance and the Savior" Hebrews 12:18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word ...read more

  • Jesus Practioners

    Contributed by Rich Hadley on Dec 17, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,673 views

    The Practicing (serving) Church is a: Philanthropic Church, Proclaiming Church,Persecuted Church, Protected Church, Praising Church, Praying Church, and aPowerful Church

    (Excerpt from Peter Marshall—"Were you there") ("The [afternoon sun was sliding into its gentle decline] over the City of David. Already pilgrims, and visitors pouring in through [the north and south gates of the Temple; elbowing their way past those milling around in the grand court yards and ...read more

  • Blessed Persecution? Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Apr 15, 2014
     | 1,643 views

    1) THIS BLESSING IS NOT FOR ALL PERSECUTION 2) THE PERSECUTION OF BELIEVERS STEMS FROM HATRED OF GOD AND HIS WORD 3) THIS BLESSING BRINGS THE BEATITUDES FULL CIRCLE

    Series: The Sermon on the Mount Title: Blessed Persecution? Text: Matthew 5:10-12 INTRODUCTION: This morning, we are concluding our series of sermons on the Beatitudes. (We will be resuming on the Sermon on the Mount after the New Year) The beatitudes are the “Blessed” ...read more

  • Act 2:17-18

    Contributed by Bennett T Cortez on Apr 16, 2014
     | 2,014 views

    “That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind; and your son and daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall dream dreams, even on my bond slaves, both men and women, I will in those days pour forth my Spirit and they shall prophesy.”

    INTRODUCTION The word “persecution” means the act of persecuting or oppression of inhumane treatment. The subject church persecution essentially deals with the very nature of legalize corporation of the early church. However there’s a greater gift to the world at Pentecost; ...read more