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  • Persecution Series

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 30 ratings
     | 10,899 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

  • Persecuted

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,875 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

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 40 ratings
     | 6,860 views

    1. Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

    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 Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Aug 18, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,095 views

    My agenda is that at the end of this sermon you are able to state three phrases and mean them with all of your heart: #1 I honestly have no idea what this passage really means. #2 I am so blessed. #3 May I do the same as them.

  • Worthy To Be Persecuted Series

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on May 30, 2013
     | 3,736 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

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by David Swanger on Feb 27, 2013
     | 3,198 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.

  • Persecution And Thanksgiving

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Nov 22, 2016
     | 2,422 views

    Believers in many parts of the world are suffering persecution ranging from mild oppression to beheadings while we in the west seem to waltz through life without giving this persecution a second thought. What should we make of this disparity?

    Matthew 24:4-14 – please look this up in your Bibles. We will read this passage in a moment … The first and second Sundays of November have been designated as the International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. But since we were away the first Sunday of November at a ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted

    Contributed by Kiley Garrison on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 24 ratings
     | 7,180 views

    The Bible promises that everyone who follows Jesus will face persecution. If we aren’t facing any opposition for our faith, maybe we should ask ourselves why.

    Small Group Discussion Questions When you hear the word "persecution," what do you think of? What images come to mind? What are some ways Christians are persecuted today? Do you think persecution is worse for Christians in other countries than in the United States? Why or why not? Can ...read more

  • The Joy Of Persecution? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 20, 2018
    based on 4 ratings
     | 10,592 views

    Paul said that he hoped that he might share in Jesus' suffering. Seriously? Why would he want that?

    An extremely nervous patient came for root canal surgery. He was made comfortable in the reclining dental chair a numbing agent was injected around the tooth, and then the dentist left the room for a few minutes while the medication took hold. When the dentist returned, the patient was standing ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Richard White on Nov 19, 2011
     | 2,307 views

    The key to being blessed while being persecuted is to remain faithful

    Blessed are the Persecuted, theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven It seems like an oxymoron, happiness for the persecuted, joy for the hunted? The word Blessed means “Oh How Happy.” The word translated “persecuted” means, hunted, afflicted, harassed, by hunters, or an enemy ...read more

  • Handling Persecution Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Oct 1, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,858 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

  • Persecution And Priorities Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on May 23, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,868 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

  • Praying For The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Mar 31, 2014
     | 3,685 views

    Prayer was needed for the Thessalonians who were persecuted but still growing in their Christian faith.

    Before we read our passage today, let us note again some background. As we can see in a map, Thessalonica is a port in Greece. Let’s open our Bibles to the Book of Acts, Chapter 17:1-15…. And so we note that the Church in Thessalonica was initiated by Missionaries Paul, Silas, and ...read more

  • Church Persecution

    Contributed by Bennett T Cortez on Jan 27, 2014
     | 2,898 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.

    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

  • Blessed Persecution? Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Apr 15, 2014
     | 3,078 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