Category Archives: Persecuted

Blessed are the persecuted?


Here are people declared by our Lord to be “blessed” when they are insulted, persecuted and falsely maligned with all kinds of evil against them. How unusual for them to be commanded to, “Rejoice and be glad!”
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Where is God when we suffer?

God is an active presence in the midst of trouble, hardship and suffering. Continue reading

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Difficult times

More and more people even in the Church are viewing God as one who ought to secure the good life for them. They think that God should respond to whatever is asked of him or risk disappointment from them. Continue reading

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Let them see it!

Here we learn about non-verbal means of witness that can lead to verbal inquiry from others. Continue reading

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Scene 5 – Life at the family reunion

These words reveal the stronger and deeper commitment that held Joseph through all his dark, confusing and painful years. Continue reading

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6 links worth seeing

1. Amira Willighagen Holland’s Got Talent Audition 9-year-old Amira Willighagen of Nijmegen in The Netherlands has spent countless hours learning how to sing opera through tutorial videos on YouTube. The young self-taught singer recently took her talent to Holland’s Got Talent and stunned … Continue reading

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4 essentials of faithfulness

The response of Daniel’s three friends to King Nebuchadnezzar reveals three core commitments that are essential to faithfulness in hostile times.  “…if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do … Continue reading

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