Counting Persecution as a Privilege

Counting Persecution as a Privilege

Preaching the gospel to his church almost got him assassinated. But that didn’t stop one Ethiopian man from continuing to witness for Christ. Tilahun along with his wife, Meseret, eventually fled to the United States, where they speak of the important role persecution...
Acts 9: From Persecutor to Proclaimer

Acts 9: From Persecutor to Proclaimer

Acts 9 brings us face-to-face with the life-changing mercy of God. Saul’s life drastically changed when the One whose followers he sought to destroy appeared to him in glorious light. Until this moment, Saul had been spiritually blind, but Jesus gave him a new...
Acts 8: Counterfeit Gospels

Acts 8: Counterfeit Gospels

No one asks for persecution. But God in His wisdom has made it so that when anyone persecutes His Church, it is like taking seed and scattering it so that it goes everywhere. This is what happened in Acts 8. Just before His ascension, Jesus had promised His disciples...
Acts 7: Eternal Glory

Acts 7: Eternal Glory

Not all followers of Jesus will become martyrs, but all of us must be prepared to face persecution in this life for Jesus’ sake. Stephen, a man full of the Holy Spirit, lived and died much like his Savior lived and died. When men falsely accused him of speaking...
2 Peter: Walking Wisely in an Unwise World

2 Peter: Walking Wisely in an Unwise World

How should followers of Jesus live in a world that is opposed to Him? That is the question that both 1 and 2 Peter answer in different ways. In his first letter, the apostle Peter dealt with the external opposition to Christ’s church that comes from the hostility of...