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  • Who Is Able To Stand

    Contributed by Gregory Thomas on Apr 26, 2001
    based on 93 ratings
     | 1,536 views

    THIS SERMON SHOWS THE OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF ENVY WITHIN THE CHURCH BODY AND WHO WITHSTOOD THE PERSECUTION THAT WE SO READILY GIVE OVER TO WITH BITTER STRIFE.

    INTRODUCTION ENVY REQUIRES A CRUEL HEART OF A BELIEVER. THE BURDEN OF ENVY TAKES A GREAT DEAL OF ENERGY. THOSE IN WHICH YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH REQUIRES YOU TO GO THROUGH THE MOTIONS WITH THIS HEART FELT DISLIKE FOR THAT ONE WHOM YOU HAVE NOT MADE AMENDS WITH. IN OUR CHURCHES TODAY THERE ...read more

  • God's Elect Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Oct 14, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,617 views

    A message of encouragement to Christians who were being persecuted for their stand. A reminder that as God’s children, we are called and set apart to be a different people.

    ILLUSTRATION: THE SLEEP SON A mother watched her son begin to drain of energy as the week went on. By the end of the week he’d lost his desire to get out of bed. She heard the alarm go off through his bedroom door. Apparently he just kept punching the little snooze button on the top. Finally, ...read more

  • The Persecuted Church Series

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on Nov 5, 2003
    based on 65 ratings
     | 14,069 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

  • Why Should We Love One Another? Series

    Contributed by Chad Bolfa on Oct 23, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 19,084 views

    We will learn today that there can be no mistake about the importance of love, remember this was written to a people who were severely persecuted for there faith, they were on the run, running for there lives, it is vitally important that true love exists

    Why Should we Love One another? 1 Peter 1:22-25 Introduction There is no greater force than love. If two people truly love each other, they will do anything for each other. There is no greater bond on earth than true love. This is especially true for believers. Why? Is there a difference ...read more

  • Growth In Suffering Series

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Mar 10, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,422 views

    The Early Church experienced growth in numbers, and growth in depth and growth in community. It also experienced a growth in suffering. Jesus said blessed are those who suffer and are persecuted because of him! This talk encourages the church to proclaim

    Although I’ve only seen part of it on YouTube there is a humbling episode from the 1961 British film called, ‘Whistle down the Wind’. A group of Lancashire children have experienced the death of a kitten. They had prayed fervently that the little cat would get well, but instead it died. They ...read more

  • Come To The Living Stone. Series

    Contributed by Chad Bolfa on Oct 23, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 9,591 views

    Today we want to look at another stone the bible describes as a Living Stone. In this passage that we will consider today the apostle Peter in writing to this group of people who are severely persecuted wants to remind them and us as well we need to check

    Come to the Living Stone. 1 Peter 2:4-8 Introduction The Bible is full of stories about stones: Jacob used a stone as a pillow, Joshua set up memorial stones, David chose 5 smooth stones to fight Goliath, Elijah took 12 stones to build an altar. Today we want to look another stone the ...read more

  • The Persecuted Church Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 16, 2011
     | 2,664 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

  • Wanted...encouragers! Series

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jun 12, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,740 views

    This sermon teaches us the importance of being an encourager to other believers.

    Peter encouraged the persecuted believers to whom he wrote. God still needs encouragers in today’s church. What can we learn from Peter? 1. We can learn from Peter the Man. A. Peter was a common man. -He was a fisherman (Mt. 4:18). -He was an untrained leader (Acts 4:13). ...read more

  • The Real Face Of The Persecuted

    Contributed by Darryl Ward on May 23, 2017
     | 1,844 views

    What does it really mean to be persecuted for following Jesus today?

    Two and a half years ago, Florida charity worker Arnold Abbott made world headlines when he was arrested. His crime? Feeding the homeless. Arnold, who was ninety at the time, had been helping prepare hundreds of meals every week since 1990. In 1991, he founded the Maureen A. Abbott Love Thy ...read more

  • We Are One Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 12, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,354 views

    Unity and diversity in the body of Christ.

    Today is Remembrance Day. The day in Canada that we remember our fighting men and women who have died in service to this country so that we have the freedom to worship Hebrews 13:3 [3]Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also ...read more

  • God’s Power Through God’s People #8: Stephen Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Dec 5, 2011
     | 1,482 views

    A series of character sketches in the book of Acts - Stephen. Also International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

    Acts 7:54-8:4 – God’s Power Through God’s People #8: Stephen And now, we come to the final sermon, #9, of this series. Since September, we have been studying in the book of Acts, watching how God’s power flowed through His people to make a difference. In the 1st part of ...read more

  • Stnding Up For Those Who Are Persecuted

    Contributed by John Crowe on Oct 29, 2015
     | 999 views

    A short outline by Randel Everett, founder and President of the Wilberforce Alliance

    Why should churches in the West defend fellow Christians who are being persecuted? 1. We are commanded to do so (Hebrews 13:3). 2. We are following in the ministry example of Jesus (Luke 4:18). 3. Because the proclamation of the good news of Jesus is hindered in closed societies (Romans ...read more

  • Obedient To Death

    Contributed by John Harvey on Nov 14, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 726 views

    A Message for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

    “OBEDIENT TO DEATH” INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH NOVEMBER 13, 2005 Intro: Today we are going to spend some time remembering the fact that across the world millions of Christians live in fear of arrest, torture and even death for following Christ. I want to show you ...read more

  • Matthew 5 - Part 9 - Ever Been Criticised And Abused For Being A Christian? Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 29, 2009
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,417 views

    Unfortunately for many Christians, compromise is easier than being criticised and no-one would ever know that they are Christians, or if they do know, they are disappointed by the kind of example that is given.

    Matthew 5 - Part 8 - Have you ever been criticised and abused for being a Christian? One of my jobs some years ago was working with disabled people. I remember working with a young Christian woman and my job was teaching her how to read. She would readily share her faith to others and I enjoyed ...read more

  • Kingdom Attitudes

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Feb 6, 2002
    based on 355 ratings
     | 26,179 views

    The Beattitudes present eight steps to mature Christian living. Jesus gives us four internals and four externals that lead to strength and joy.

    Attitudes that Please God Someone has called Matthew 5:1-12 the “Be” attitudes of the Faith. What’s your attitude toward God? Jesus lists several attitudes here in the first part of the Sermon on the Mount that challenge us all. Actually, they show the way to spiritual maturity in 8 steps. ...read more