Articles Tagged 'Persecution'

Act(s) 1: Scene 3 — Witnesses

Act(s) 1: Scene 3 — Witnesses

Learning to reach out, and further out, to speak for Jesus.

Mark Frost continues his series on Acts scene 1, with a great article on being witnesses built around Acts 1:8 and about reaching the world -- here, near, and far.

The Rhythms of the Kingdom

The Rhythms of the Kingdom

In the ups and downs of church life, is it good to be on a plateau?

Tim Woodroof continues his series on change in the book of Acts and the changes facing the church today.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Do you feel as if our world has completely changed in its attitude toward faith?

Tim Woodroof of Interim Ministry Partners shares the introductory article on changes facing the church today and comparing it to the early church we find in the book of Acts.

But Herod's Time Ended!

But Herod's Time Ended!

The cycle of violence is heartbreaking — will it ever end?

Phil Ware reminds us of the simple, yet powerful words found in the hard story of Jesus' birth and Herod's attempt to murder him at Bethlehem -- But Herod came to an end.

Help?

Help?

Do we notice or care?

Phil Ware reminds us to care actively for those suffering violence in the Muslim Spring that has now turned into the violent summer.

Independence Day

Independence Day

How are we supposed to feel about all of this?

Phil Ware shares some thoughts about Independence Day, July 4, 2013, and what it means and should call us to do in our time and our situation in today's world.

My Cell Phone Doesn't Work

My Cell Phone Doesn't Work

Why do some people think Jesus is like a cell phone?

Cell phones that don't work validate all your fears about technology. Some people have that same thought about Jesus when eveything in life does not work like they want.

Tim Tebow Can't Win!?

Tim Tebow Can't Win!?

What's a young guy got to do?

Rubel Shelly wades into the Tim Tebow issue with some good insight and a reminder to wait and see how this all turns out.

A Day for Thanks and Prayer

A Day for Thanks and Prayer

What does freedom mean?

A collection of Scriptures for July 4, Independence Day.

Window to the Heart of God!

Window to the Heart of God!

How do we ever understand what the cross cost God?

Phil Ware continues his series on Mary and her being a window to the heart of God.

Tested Tough

Tested Tough

Why intentionally face hard opponents?

Phil Ware shares insight on the challenges of trials and sufferings and also on the desire and passion to have God's character produced in our lives through perseverance in times that are hard and facing opponents that are challenging.

Bigotry: The Shoe Is on the other Foot

Bigotry: The Shoe Is on the other Foot

Some would make religion the reason for disqualification?

Rubel Shelly comments on the recommendation of Francis Collins nomination for the head of NIH and the Sam Harris criticism of his nomination.

Follow Me

Follow Me

What will you do with

Phil Ware talks about theodicy, why good people suffer and the call to follow Jesus no matter what.

You Are Witnesses!

You Are Witnesses!

What do you have to say about Jesus?

Phil Ware imagines a conversation that the apostle Peter might have had with a visitor to him in prison shortly before his execution.

In God We Still Trust

In God We Still Trust

You may not be Moses, but isn't God still God?

Russ Lawson shares a story of remarkable faith and the line, I am not Moses, but God is still Jehovah.

Last Thoughts or Long Commitments?

Last Thoughts or Long Commitments?

Would Timothy make it, and if he did, would he be faithful?

Phil Ware uses Timothy's release from prison to be an opportunity to look at how we are to live in a culture opposed to Christianity.

Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines

Where do you live your life of faith?

Phil Ware talks about persecution of believers today and how we can make a difference.

Keep on Speaking

Keep on Speaking

What will it take to make you back down?

Tom Norvell reminds us to keep on speaking up for the Lord even in hostile situations and difficult circumstances.

Hear My Prayer

Hear My Prayer

How do we know that our children and our grandchildren are secure?

We can cry out to God and know he hears us and that our children and our grandchildren's futures are in his hands.

Willing to Die

Willing to Die

How far would you go in your love and trust of the Lord?

Suffering and death for the cause of Christ are now viewed as something sad, unnecessary, and a wast.

Handling Rejection

Handling Rejection

How do you handle being rejected because you are a Christian?

There are times when we are going to be rejected because we are Christians.

Handling Rejection

Handling Rejection

Isn't it fun to be rejected?

We mustn't let rejection destroy us, but instead understand it is to be expected if we are truly Christians.

For Those Under Trial

For Those Under Trial

What about those who are not free to worship the Lord?

We must pray for those facing persecution.

Suffering for the Lord

Suffering for the Lord

Are you willing to suffer if it spreads the Gospel?

We must be ready to suffer; our brothers and sisters all around the world are and have!