Devotionals about Persecuted Church

Persecuted Church

The Great Encouragement

Read: Matthew 28:16-20 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee. (v. 16) We often call this passage “The Great Commission,” and with good reason. A commission is a command to

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Blessed Are the Persecuted

Read: Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are you when others . . . persecute you . . . on my account. (v. 11) “Blessing” and “persecution” don’t sound like they belong in

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I Have You in My Heart

Read: Philippians 1:4-8 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. (vv.

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When to Pray Boldly

Read: Psalm 83:1-5, 13-18 O God, do not keep silence . . . (v. 1) We often think of godly persons in Bible times as very reverent. Yet they also prayed

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No Shrinking

Read: Acts 20:17-24 If only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus. (v. 24) Paul’s farewell to the Ephesians reminds us that following

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The First Martyr

Read: Acts 6 They could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking. (v. 10) The Greek word for “witness” is martys. Originally, a martyr was someone


Buoyed by the Stories of Faith

Read: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort. (v. 7) I haven’t