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Tag: Persecution

India
Megan Nollet and Christy Prins

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)

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Jon Opgenorth

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

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William C. Brownson

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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Rev. David Bast

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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Jim Zinger

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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Harry Buis

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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Jon Opgenorth

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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Rev. David Bast

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