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  • Persecution

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,125 views

    1. Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. And for many of us this is something we may find hard to relate to. For we live in a land of freedom - free to worship God and free to live out our faith -at least for now. Like me, most of us have never experienced violence in ...read more

  • Persecuted

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 27, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,213 views

    How to find encouragement when everything seems to be against me.

    Satan has three lines of attack. First, he tries to keep men from becoming Christians. Then, if stopped here, he tries to keep them from being active and useful as Christians. And finally, as a last resort, he tries to destroy their character. (Lou Nicholes - Author and Missionary). THOUGHTS ...read more

  • Persecution Series

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 29 ratings
     | 6,408 views

    The believer’s suffering is in the will of God. Do not be supprised and rejoice!

    PREPERATION OUTLINE INTRODUCTION: If you would like to follow along with me, I will be reading a passage out of 1Peter 4:12-19. Before I do, I’d like to give a brief couple of facts about Peter’s life. Peter was a fisherman, businessman and an Apostle. The Apostle Peter became a disciple ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Rich Young on Feb 12, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 3,670 views

    Eighth and final sermon on developing Christian character. Sermon includes examples of Christian persecution both in the United States and around the world.

    Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted TEXT: Mat 5:10-12 INTRODUCTION · Finishing up series on the Beatitudes · Other sermons deal ingredients of Christian character · This one talks about the maltreatment the Christian can expect · Basic Beatitude is in verse 10; expanded on in ...read more

  • Praise In Persecution

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar 12, 2001
    based on 75 ratings
     | 2,879 views

    An exhortation to praise when life hurts.

    Praise In Persecution We often paint the Christian life as one of utter joy and prosperity when we witness to unbelievers. Christians spend their lives trying to live up to that sales pitch. They learn to ignore the pain in their lives or accept it as punishment for their sins. They wear ...read more

  • Prepare For Persecution

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,211 views

    Have you ever noticed how much the Bible teaches about suffering for the cause of Christ? Are you ready to walk with Jesus through the valley of suffering in order to receive a crown of life? Let’s get ready.

    Preparing for Persecution A couple of years ago we had a bad wind storm and afterward, as Jenny and I walked around our block we saw where a huge tree had fallen on top of a neighbor’s van. The van looked like a new one, but it was totaled by the tree. There were lots of other big trees in the ...read more

  • Persecution And Trouble Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on May 8, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,298 views

    Part 3 of a 3 part series on suffering

    Persecution and trouble Dealing with people will always be a difficult challenge. God has given us the responsibility to become the bridge builders. Human nature causes us to look at each situation from a selfish perspective. We will always feel wronged if we are in the short end of any given ...read more

  • Persecution - Then & Now

    Contributed by Donna Kazenske on Sep 8, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 6,692 views

    It’s been estimated that more Christians have been martyred in the 20th Century than in all the prior 1,900 years combined. More than 200 million Christians in over 60 nations face persecution each day, 60% of these are children.

    By: Donna J. Kazenske I recently had the wonderful privilege of teaching a workshop on persecution at a Christian Training Conference in IIlinois. To my surprise, about 40 people attended the workshop. I was so blessed to be able to share this vital message with the body of Christ. ...read more

  • Smyrna The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Dan Campbell on Feb 12, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,704 views

    He was only three years old when his father died. It was of little consequence to the boy, for his father had been a killer. His mother took over the family trade and continued the boy’s education. She murdered her next husband with a dish of poisoned

    THE REVELATION OF JESUS part 4 SMYRNA - THE PERSECUTED Revelation 2:8-12 He was only three years old when his father died. It was of little consequence to the boy, for his father had been a killer. His mother took over the family trade and continued the boy’s education. She murdered ...read more

  • The Persecuted Church Series

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on Nov 5, 2003
    based on 65 ratings
     | 14,087 views

    This message was preached during a Month of Missions emphasis and illustrates the need for awareness among evangelicals regarding those who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ.

    Jesus, Hope of the Nations “The Persecuted Church” Month of Missions - 2003 Various Scripture Texts – © Dr. Larry L. Thompson (2003) John 15:20 (NIV) “Remember the words I spoke to you: ’No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If ...read more

  • Worthy To Be Persecuted Series

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Jun 1, 2013
     | 1,629 views

    Peter and John rejoiced because they were persecuted for the Name of Jesus ... do we act the same today?

    Worthy to be Persecuted Acts 5:17-42 Introduction - Set the stage: -- Church was beginning to see full assault persecution -- Peter and John were willing to be bold; to continue proclaiming Jesus -- (Last week) Ananias and Sapphira give us great insight into integrity -- We see that ...read more

  • Handling Persecution Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Oct 1, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,915 views

    How did Jesus handle persecution?

    Jesus said in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Jesus promised an abundant life to his Disciples! But then in John 16:33 Jesus told His Disciples, "In this world you will have trouble!” What did Jesus mean with these statements? How did ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by David Swanger on Feb 27, 2013
     | 1,835 views

    Called to live a beatitude kind of life, the hard reality is anyone who lives out the first seven beatitudes is guaranteed at some point to experience the eighth.

    Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Jesus ends the beatitudes by saying “Blessed are those persecuted, reviled, and spoken against.” Would anyone care to get in “the blessed line?” Most of us prefer ...read more

  • The Gift Of Persecution Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 8, 2011
     | 2,152 views

    Persecution shows us that we are doing what we are supposed to do: be different and make a difference.

    A little over 3 years ago, a group of students at an Alabama high school recited the Lord’s Prayer together in the lunchroom, which prompted a suit by the parents of another student. In response, Judge Ira Dement, on October 29, 1997, termed the action “religiously based ...read more

  • Persecution And Priorities Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on May 23, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,469 views

    IN OUR TIME THIS MORNING, LETS TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE LEADERS OF THE CHURCH, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THE, ….. “FAITH IN GOD DOES NOT MAKE TROUBLES DISAPPEAR, BUT DOES MAKE THEM LESS FRIGHTENING!”

    PERSECUTION AND PRIORITIES ACTS 5:17-42”WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING.” NOWHERE IN SCRIPTURE IS THIS SO EVIDENT THAN RIGHT HERE. FACE WITH A TOUGH SITUATION, A TOUGH COUNSEL, AND A TOUGH TREATMENT, THE APOSTLE OF CHRIST RESPOND WITH A RESOUND UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR ...read more