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  • Persecution Series

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 30 ratings
     | 6,523 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
     | 3,214 views

  • Persecuted

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,255 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

  • Christianity And Persecution Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 54 ratings
     | 2,858 views

    A sermon focussing on the resilience of Christian faith under persecution.

    Sermon for 4 Easter Yr C, 2/05/2004 Based on Rev 7:9-17 By Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, & Chaplain of the Good Samaritan Society’s South Ridge Village, Medicine Hat, Alberta In our second lesson today, John of Patmos reminds the churches in the province of Asia ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Frank Lay on Oct 12, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 6,385 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

  • Praying For The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,567 views

    #10 in my Romans 8 - What a Way to Live! series. International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Loads of quotes, statistics and stories.

    Romans 8:35-37 – Praying for the Persecuted (This was a sermon for the International day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, November 14, 2004. I got most of the source material from the book Jesus Freaks, by DC Talk. I found other stuff from the websites like Open Doors and The Voice of the ...read more

  • The Persecuted Church Series

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on Nov 5, 2003
    based on 65 ratings
     | 14,215 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

  • The Rewards Of Persecution

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Nov 19, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,014 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 Charles Salmon on Sep 5, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,350 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

    Contributed by Kiley Garrison on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,700 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

  • Persecuted For Righteousness Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Aug 26, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,123 views

    Examination of the eighth BE-Attitude: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Persecuted for Righteousness Matthew 5:10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 10-12 1. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ...read more

  • Praise In Persecution

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar 10, 2001
    based on 75 ratings
     | 2,918 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 Rich Young on Feb 11, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 3,708 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

  • Smyrna The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Dan Campbell on Feb 10, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,791 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

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on Mar 24, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,526 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