Tag Archives: persecution

The Kingdom of God; May 13, 2022


Matthew 12:28 “But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” This is a good example of the meaning of the term, the kingdom of God. We are prone … Continue reading

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Tribulation; February 26, 2022


Revelation 7:9-10 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white … Continue reading

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Response to Suffering; February 12, 2022


1 Thessalonians 1:6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. The Japanese and the NIV reverse the order of the elements … Continue reading

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Practical Christianity; February 6, 2022


Philippians 4:9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. It seems like every time you turn around, someone is … Continue reading

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Reputation; January 13, 2022


Acts 28:22 “But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect.” As I read this it struck me that Christians in America are beginning to taste this sort of … Continue reading

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Political Persecution; December 1, 2021


Psalm 35:18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among throngs of people I will praise you. This Psalm seems very contemporary, because it describes political persecution. The fact that David endured so much of it shows that … Continue reading

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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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