Tag Archives: persecution

Trials; November 3, 2021


James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not … Continue reading

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Persecution; September 19, 2021


Acts 4:29-30 “Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” Reading this … Continue reading

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Identifying with Christ; September 13, 2021


John 17:14-15 “I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the … Continue reading

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Protection from Harm; August 31, 2021


Luke 10:19 “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” Something strikes me as I read this rather famous passage. Even though Jesus said … Continue reading

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Suffering; June 6, 2021


Job 16:19-21 Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as a man pleads for … Continue reading

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Genuine Faith; March 12, 2021


Acts 14:23 Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust. Over the years I have become more and more impressed with … Continue reading

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Love and Endurance; December 10, 2020


2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. Paul has already expressed a very kind and and tender prayer of blessing in the last two verses of the previous chapter, and here he … Continue reading

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Opposition; December 2, 2020


Ephesians 6:19-20 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I … Continue reading

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Freedom; November 26, 2020


Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. It struck me when I first started reading just now that this … Continue reading

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Opposition; October 24, 2020


Acts 14:2-3 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace … Continue reading

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