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  • Persecution

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,466 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

  • Persecuted

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,372 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
     | 6,833 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

  • Expect Persecution Series

    Contributed by Daniel Austin on Feb 27, 2010
     | 1,899 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

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Dec 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,798 views

    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of Jesus. Part 8 in the series.

    Blessed are the Persecuted November 23, 2008 Matthew 5:1-12 As we look back on the past weeks that we have been talking about the Beatitudes, Why does Jesus say the poor in spirit will be blessed? How can you be considered fortunate in the midst of mourning or being meek, especially ...read more

  • The Persecuted Church Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 16, 2011
     | 2,778 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

  • Handling Persecution

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Mar 14, 2011
     | 2,563 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

  • Trials And Persecutions

    Contributed by Timothy West Sr. on Aug 11, 2010
     | 1,149 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

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Richard White on Nov 19, 2011
     | 1,136 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

  • Growth And Persecution

    Contributed by Colin Bain on Jun 26, 2011
     | 867 views

    A look at the nature and use of power in the early church and how it applies to a believer today

    This week in the Arab states, there are ongoing struggles between the official government forces and those who want change. It is a struggle about power. It is a struggle about who has the power. It is a struggle about the legitimacy of those who would rule. At the bottom of the mess, there is the ...read more

  • The Gift Of Persecution Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 8, 2011
     | 2,261 views

    Persecution shows us that we are doing what we are supposed to do: be different and make a difference.

    A little over 3 years ago, a group of students at an Alabama high school recited the Lord’s Prayer together in the lunchroom, which prompted a suit by the parents of another student. In response, Judge Ira Dement, on October 29, 1997, termed the action “religiously based ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on Mar 24, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,602 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

  • The Woman Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Tim Byrd on Jul 9, 2003
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,560 views

    Week 30 in a Wednesday evening study

    WEEK 30 “The Woman Persecuted” Date: February 26, 2003 Place: Allendale Baptist Text: Revelation 12:13-17 I hope tonight to finish the 12th chapter of the book of Revelation, and stop there. The first 10 verse of chapter 13 we will begin with next week, which contains a lot of information ...read more

  • Christianity And Persecution Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 54 ratings
     | 2,940 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 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