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  • Persecuted

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,376 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
     | 3,468 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

  • Persecution Series

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 30 ratings
     | 6,840 views

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

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on Mar 24, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,604 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

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Sep 5, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,404 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

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Jul 5, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,301 views

    In this diverse nation, Christians will sometimes feel as though they are suffering the slings and arrows of misunderstanding, hostility, and persecution. Jesus promises that those who are so misunderstood, will be the bearers of eternal light.

    Blessed are the Persecuted Matthew 5:10-12 I Peter 3:13-22 Four hundred years ago, they were beginning to come. From Spain, France, England, and Holland they came. They came searching for riches, fame, and glory. They came because of the innate curiosity of human beings. They came ...read more

  • The Peacemakers And The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Dec 5, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 970 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
     | 642 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

  • Persecution - Then & Now

    Contributed by Donna Kazenske on Sep 7, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 6,876 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

  • Concern For The Persecuted

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 12, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 909 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
     | 723 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 Frank Lay on Oct 12, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 6,536 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

  • The Rewards Of Persecution

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Nov 19, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,103 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

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Rich Young on Feb 11, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 3,805 views

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

  • Encouragement For The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Apr 9, 2015
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,881 views

    Christians need not be taken back by the revilings that come even when they are innocent and prudent. We need not hold back from revealing the full counsel of God either. We must not shrink back no matter the opposition in our duty to Christ