Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 22, 2007
Keep the faith, persevere to the end, because you’re already part of his eternal kingdom, already one of his priests able to come into his presence to worship him and to serve him.
It’s hard to imagine what life was like for Christians in the first century. They were a marginalised minority, looked down on by Jews, Greeks and Romans alike. But as if that wasn’t enough, as the century drew to its end various bouts of persecution broke out against them led by the Roman emperor.