Christian Persecution” How Should a Christian Respond

to Persecution?” First, We Must FIGHT… There is no doubt that persecution is a stark reality of living the Christian life. Christian persecution is to be expected: the apostle Paul warned that “everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12). Jesus said that, if they persecuted…

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Time and Time Again, God’s People Have Come to the End of Themselves

and Then God Has Done Some Great Thing Through Them… Isaiah 40:29-31 (NIV)  29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;…

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Difficult People Are All Around Us! We Cannot Escape From Individuals

Who Anger and Frustrate Us… “And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the…

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BIBLE VERSES ABOUT LOVING YOUR ENEMIES

LOVING YOUR ENEMIES It is always easier to submit to Christ when he tells us to love our spouse, family, and friends. But when Jesus commands us to love even our enemies, how can we be counter-cultural and obey his teachings? The truth is all of us are sinners, while we were still enemies of…

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Daily Devotion

Daniel 9:2-3, 19 (NIV) 2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. 3So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in…

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Morning Devotion

NINE YEARS AFTER HE WAS STONED AT LYSTRA AND LEFT FOR DEAD PAUL WROTE…We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of…

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Morning Devotion

James says, “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also” (James 2:26). Faith without works is a dead faith because the lack of works reveals an unchanged life or a spiritually dead heart. There are many verses that say that true saving faith will result in a…

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