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  • Persecution

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,915 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 29 ratings
     | 6,087 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 27, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,043 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

  • Encouragement For The Persecuted

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on May 8, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,537 views

    When we face persecution and rejection for our life in Christ, we can take courage in the fact that one day, we will find out that it was worth it all and much more.

    Introduction: We can take courage in the fact that one day, all those who ridicule and persecute us for our faith, if they do not repent, will have to face God. We need to be telling others about Him so they can avoid this encounter. Pressure o Some can take more than others o We all ...read more

  • Prepare For Persecution

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,987 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

  • Smyrna The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Dan Campbell on Feb 12, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,538 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 29, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,393 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 Rich Young on Feb 12, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 3,518 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 Kiley Garrison on Feb 21, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,356 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

  • Persecution Of The Godly

    Contributed by Jeffrey Cox on Mar 4, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,534 views

    As a Christian you were promised many things, and one of these was persecution. You may have been persecuted because of your Christianity, and I have some bad news. It is not going to get any better. These are the last days, and the Bible tells us that

    Persecution of the Godly by Jeff Cox I. As a Christian you were promised many things, and one of these was persecution. You may have been persecuted because of your Christianity, and I have some bad news. It is not going to get any better. These are the last days, and the Bible tells us that ...read more

  • The Rewards Of Persecution

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Nov 19, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,812 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

  • Handling Persecution

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Mar 15, 2011
     | 2,266 views

    How are Christians to handle persecution which is expected because of faith in Christ?

    There is a word that we do not hear very much in America today; the word persecution. But in other parts of the world, last year alone, over 150000 Christians were martyred. Persecution means cruel or inhumane treatment. Anyone here wants to be persecuted? No one likes to be mistreated! Just listen ...read more

  • The Persecuted Church Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 16, 2011
     | 2,401 views

    (Preached on July 4th): This message focuses on the first church-wide persecution in Acts. Attention is given to the implications the Gospel has for believers as members of both God's kingdom and a country.

    * The difficulty in approaching a July 4th message: - We sometimes "read" America into Scripture when we shouldn't - Bible doesn't reference America as a country of predict the events of July, 1776 * If we're not careful, we end up using today to exalt a nation instead of Christ - We do not ...read more

  • Trials And Persecutions

    Contributed by Timothy West Sr. on Aug 11, 2010
     | 972 views

    There are many reasons we face trials in life.

    Why Do We Face Trials I. We must all face trials and persecutions in our walk with God. A. Our trials are fiery trials  I Peter tells us that as believers there WILL be times that we will face problems, persecution, and trials of our faith!!  He compares our trials to ...read more

  • Expect Persecution Series

    Contributed by Daniel Austin on Feb 27, 2010
     | 1,607 views

    We can expect persecution because Jesus was persecuted, because the world hated Him first and will hate us who love Him.

    Expect Persecution Faith Expectations Part 6 06/08/08 PM Text: Various [This lesson and this series are drawn from the writings of Tom Allen in his book “What to expect now that you believe.”] Faith Expectations This lesson is another in the series titled Faith Expectations. I know it is ...read more