Tag Archives: persecution

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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Being Filled with the Holy Spirit; October 20, 2020


Acts 4:31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. This is a famous and vitally important incident in the life … Continue reading

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Grace and Truth; October 19, 2020


John 1:16-17 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. I get happy every time I read John 1! It’s … Continue reading

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Evangelism; August 31, 2020


Acts 8:4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. This verse first struck me a long time ago. This was the response to significant, organized persecution in Jerusalem, energized by Saul of Tarsus, as it explains … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty; August 29, 2020


Acts 4:28 They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. This is a verse we often skip over or ignore. We forget that all the horrible things that were done to Jesus were explicitly part of … Continue reading

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