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Persecution (Part 4)

With a culture that becomes more intolerant of faith in the public square, Christians need to be ready for persecution.  Although relatively unfamiliar in the United States, suffering for the faith is common for believers.  However, with this suffering comes unexpected benefits.  Another one is the opportunity to share the love of Christ. Persecution can [&hellip

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Persecution (Part 3)

As we continue to examine persecution in the lives of Christians, a biblical perspective yields some seemingly contradictory insights.  One such insight is that persecution is a blessing. As counter-intuitive as that may sound, remember that Jesus said that suffering for the faith showed approval by God.  In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus stated [&hellip

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Persecution (Part 2)

If we look at the Bible, as well as the history of the Christian Church, we will see that persecution is a normal part of the Christian’s existence.  However, American Christians for the most part have not really experienced this aspect of following Christ. Due to the wisdom of the Founding Fathers and God’s guidance, [&hellip

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Persecution (Part 1)

This next series of blogs will focus on persecution.  As this Post-Christian culture continues, hostility toward the Church will grow.  This series will focus on the biblical truths of persecution.  For now, consider what religious leaders are saying. “Religious liberty is paramount. There’s a real, growing push to eliminate what to-date have been fairly unanimously [&hellip

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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 11)

As this series on preparing for a post-Christian culture comes to a close, this final installment will lead to next series of blogs on persecution.  As Christians prepare spiritually for what lies ahead, the topic of persecution is a difficult but necessary reality to grasp. Peter says the following in 1 Peter 1:13: “Therefore, preparing [&hellip

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