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  • Persecuted

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,316 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 30 ratings
     | 6,674 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

  • Persecution

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,382 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

  • The Rewards Of Persecution

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Nov 19, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,054 views

    A challenge to live our lives in fuller awareness of those who are suffering and facing death because of their faith in Jesus Christ. (National Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church)

    A UKRANIAN BISHOP IS DEPORTED FROM BELARUS FOR “RELIGIOUS ACTIVITES.” TALIBAN GUNMEN SHOOT AND KILL A CHRISTIAN AID WORKER IN KABUL, AFGHANISTAN. ISLAMIC EXTREMEST RANDOMLY KILL 7 CHRISTIANS IN MOSUL, IRAQ. A MAN IN MEXICO KILLS 3 MEMBERS OF A CHRISTIAN FAMILY WHO JUST HAPPENED TO BE HIS ...read more

  • Concern For The Persecuted

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 12, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 890 views

    Concern for the persecuted, confirmation of faith and love, committal to the Father and the Son

    A. Intro & Conclusion Shawshank Redemption- the beers • Are we desiring to live an increasingly Christ-like life? • Are we devoting our whole lives to the love of others, and the building-up of younger Christians? • Are we being picked on for being like Jesus, and how are we coping with ...read more

  • Blessed Persecution

    Contributed by Roger Nelmes on Jan 29, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 707 views

    Living our lives worthy of the gospel ought to make sinners uncomfortable.

    “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Rich Young on Feb 11, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 3,761 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

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on Mar 24, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,571 views

    Explains persecution for believers including why persecution is a blessing!

    Blessed are the Persecuted Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because ...read more

  • Smyrna The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Dan Campbell on Feb 10, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,833 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

  • Praise In Persecution

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar 10, 2001
    based on 75 ratings
     | 2,965 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

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Sep 5, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,374 views

    God alsways calls forth the heroic in His people. Suffering stimulates spiritual growth. Some Biblical advice for handling persecution.

    Blessed Are the Persecuted Matt. 5:10-12 INTRO.: Should we feel blessed when we are persecuted? Is it a time for rejoicing when others oppose us because we are Christians? Jesus says, "yes." It may not seem like a blessing to be persecuted, but persecution was the atmosphere in which the early ...read more

  • The Peacemakers And The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Dec 5, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 940 views

    What did Christ mean when he said "blessed are the peacemakers" & "blessed are you when you are persecuted"

    7/13/03 EPIC-Peacemakers & persecuted Read-Blessed are the Peacemakers- Ill. Nobel story-The Nobel Peace Prize is the supreme award given to those who have made an exceptional contribution to the betterment of the world. Other Nobel Prizes are given to those who have made outstanding ...read more

  • Inherited Persecution

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Jul 6, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 625 views

    Persecution is inevitable. In fact, trying to avoid it will not prevent it. Stand firm in the faith!

    THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH BEGAN BEFORE IT WAS EVEN ESTABLISHED. IT STARTED WHEN SATAN STIRRED UP THE FEAR, GREED, AND RAGE IN THE HEART OF A MAN NAMED HEROD AND WIELDED HIM LIKE A SWORD TO PIERCE THE HEART OF JESUS CHRIST. IF SATAN COULD DESTROY THIS MESSIAH AS SOON AS HE ARRIVED, SATAN ...read more

  • Prepare For Persecution

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,356 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

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Frank Lay on Oct 12, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 6,471 views

    As we examine this beatitude, let’s note some ways true believers are persecuted and what our reaction to persecution should be.

    BLESSED ARE THE PERSECUTED Matthew 5:10-12 The Apostle Paul was describing the many different persecutions he faced in his life as a preacher of the gospel. He shared how the Lord had delivered him from from them all. He wrote, “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ ...read more