persecution

Ethiopian refugees speak on persecution, 2020

Counting Persecution as a Privilege

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 played in shaping their faith.

Persecution transformed me in a way that I would not go back again.
—Tilahun, Refugee from Ethiopia

Jesus Is Enough!

Despite tracing its origins to the first century,

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2 Peter: Walking Wisely in an Unwise World

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series 2 Peter Study

The proper response to this danger of false teaching is to grow up into maturity in Christ. Like Jesus, Peter warns that false teachers will be known by their fruit. The sensual lives they lead show they do not really take the teachings of Jesus to heart. The best way, then, to avoid the dangers of false teaching, is to grow in an experiential knowledge of Jesus. When we increase in godliness, blamelessness, and steadfastness, we demonstrate by the fruit of our lives that we belong to Christ.

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The 52 Greatest Stories of the Bible (Story #44): The Ends of the Earth

This entry is part 45 of 53 in the series 52 Greatest Stories of the Bible

After Pentecost it was time for the apostles to take the Gospel beyond Judea into Samaria, and eventually into the ends of the earth. Now that the disciples had seen the risen Lord and received power through the Holy Spirit, they couldn’t stop from sharing the Good News.

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