Devotionals about Persecution


Trust, Hope, Medicine, Death

Read: 1 Corinthians 15:12-28 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. (v. 22) Theologian J. Todd Billings begins his book The End of the


Hope Soars

Read: Isaiah 40:21-31 Those who hope in the Lord . . . will soar on wings like eagles. (v. 31 NIV) Hope is the thing with feathers,” Emily Dickinson wrote in what might


The Hope of Heaven

Read: 1 Corinthians 15:42-58 We shall also bear the image of the man of heaven. (v. 49) I read an article about heaven the morning of the day my father died, having


Lament and Hope

Read: Psalm 102:1-22 My heart is stricken and withered like grass. (v. 4 NRSV) My father died while I was working on this set of devotions. Although he lived to be


The Role of Suffering

Read: Romans 5:1-11 We rejoice in our sufferings. (v. 3) I have a friend who is one of the only female Christian leaders in Pakistan. Imagine living in a poor Muslim


One in Christ

Read: Galatians 3:23-29 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (v. 28)


The Value of Suffering

Read: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 That our God may make you worthy of his calling . . . (v. 11) I have not suffered for being a Christian, but I know people who have. One

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Combatting Persecution in Niger

In the country of Niger, Christians—especially new converts—can be subjected to persecution.  One of our producers explains: “The challenge is keeping up with listeners who want to accept Jesus as


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