Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Persecution, Fellowship, Thanksgiving, and Prayer
The New Testament church faced persecution from its inception. As the church grew and its influence spread from Jerusalem throughout Israel and to the rest of the Roman Empire, persecution grew more intense. But at no time was any of it out of God’s control. In fact, He used the persecution to scatter believers—and with them, the gospel—across the known world.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Persecution and Obeying God No Matter the Cost
The endgame for most persecutors is silence. Whether they attempt to silence you through intimidation, violence, or death, the point is to stamp out your message and your influence. In recent months we’ve seen that scenario play out repeatedly in the Middle East.