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Messages with tag - Persecution

Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:11-14
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 50 secs
Persecution of Christians is happening more and more frequently. What should we do to prepare ourselves and our families? Listen to this lesson to learn a number of biblical ways to ensure that you can stand firm in the face of unjust treatment. See what God’s glory and His dominion mean. As we come to the end of this epistle find out who Silvanus is and hear six points on whether Babylon is the actual geographical city or a code for another place. Accept that no matter what trouble comes our way, we are to remember that God’s power is greater than all His enemies and His grace will provide for us.
Thu, Aug 23, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:17-19
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 20 secs
Is the Bible talking about judgment of believers or unbelievers in this passage? Listen to this lesson to see the context and to understand the meaning of judgment beginning with the house of God. When believers are suffering adversity see three different ways God may deliver them. As we encounter persecution we are to not be surprised and reorganize our priorities as we walk by means of the Holy Spirit and relax and trust God.
Thu, Apr 12, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:7-11
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 32 secs
“Beware! The End of the World is Near!” Signs like that are usually ridiculed or ignored but listen to this message to learn what the Bible has to say about the end of the world. Find out that believers are to be watchful and clear minded as they live their lives. Hear the mandate to pray when we face troubles and persecutions, knowing that our opposition comes from Satan. Learn what the “end of all things” refers to and what it means that it is “at hand”. As believers be aware of the importance of living today in the light of eternity.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 4:1-2
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 7 secs
So you’re facing mistreatment and persecution. What does God’s Word teach us about handling this problem? Listen to this lesson to learn that our example should be the Lord Jesus Christ. See that we are told to “arm ourselves” mentally. Hear several concrete ways this can be accomplished in our lives through the ministry of the Holy Spirit and see several verses that demonstrate ways to do this. Find out what it means to “cease from sin” and how we need to resolve mentally that we no longer will handle situations by our sin natures.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:17
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 1 sec
Do you feel you’re being picked on because you’re a Christian? Listen to this lesson to see that Christians are an object of persecution and this persecution is growing in our country. See that there are many parts of our culture that are opposed to anything relating to God. Learn that our example on how to handle this is how Christ handled His persecution. Find out that the Apostle Peter told people that it’s better to be persecuted for doing what’s right, rather than for doing what’s wrong, reminding them of the time when he had denied Christ. See that now is the time to get prepared for coming waves of persecution.
Sun, Sep 06, 2015
Passage: Matthew 16:21-27
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 33 secs
How much are you willing to suffer for your Christian beliefs? The news is full of stories about persecution against Christians. Listen to this lesson to learn what Biblical attitudes we should adopt to prepare us. See what Jesus told His disciples about His death, burial, and resurrection and Peter’s arrogant reaction. Since God has promised us He has provided a way to handle all suffering, we need to decide if we are willing to accept these difficulties and trials. Learn that the path to real life is giving up what we want in order to obey God and gain eternal rewards.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015
Passage: Matthew 14:1-12
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 58 mins 9 secs
Lopping off someone’s head is not a new way to dispose of an enemy. Listen to this lesson to hear about the grisly beheading of John the Baptist for pointing out truths from the Word of God. Hear about the convoluted and sordid history of the Herod family during the time when Christ was upon this earth. Gain an understanding of why those who scoff at God want to rid the world of Christians and see what our attitude toward being persecuted for standing up for what we believe should be.

During the class, Dr. Dean mentioned Dr. Andy Woods' blog. You can read it at www.thewordonpolitics.com

Sun, Jan 18, 2015
Passage: Matthew 10:1-42 & 2 Corinthians 11:23-26
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 47 mins 28 secs
You can run but you can’t hide from the battle of the ages raging in the world. Listen to this lesson to learn two categories of casualties in this warfare. See how Jesus emphasized discipleship for all believers which means to become a student of the Word of God and make it our highest priority even when we face persecution. Learn why people hate Christians and the awards and benefits for overcomers at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Believe that when our agenda is God’s agenda, He promises to always take care of us.
Sun, Dec 07, 2014
Passage: Matthew 10:24-31
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 53 mins 49 secs
If someone is hurling insults at you, what should you do? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus warned His disciples they shouldn't react in fear when someone insults and persecutes them for believing in Him. Sure, insults and persecution cause us to become afraid, but we need to understand that while fear is a natural reaction, we can make a conscious decision to trust God. See a number of reasons that show how much our Heavenly Father knows and cares for us. Apply this commandment not to fear to your own circumstances so you will not be ruled by the fear factor.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014
Passage: Matthew 10:16-25
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 55 mins 7 secs
Hated? Dragged into court? Our own families turned against us? Listen to this lesson to hear how Jesus warned his twelve disciples that they would face persecution. Learn the difference between the Gospel of the Kingdom and the Gospel of the Cross. Understand what ''he who endures to the end will be saved'' means. Even though this was directed to Jesus' disciples and those in the future Tribulation, understand that during the Church Age we will face opposition and that Jesus promises never to leave us or forsake us. Click here to listen to or view this Bible class.