Category Archives: persecution

O God, Why? #3

As we had learned in the last post, the suffering of the follower of Jesus, has more than a few good and godly purposes.  1) Suffering serves as means of God’s loving correction in our lives. 2) Suffering is a … Continue reading

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O God, Why? (#2)

When considering why God allows suffering, it is essential we remember that man was created good, very good indeed. God was pleased with what He had made and Genesis records that God had fellowship with Adam and Eve, in the … Continue reading

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Yeah, Pain!!! Say What?

We are granted many rights and privileges as those who are redeemed in Christ. Some of these precious rights and privileges are… The right to become children of God; calling Him “Abba Father” (John 1:12; Romans 8:15). The gift of the … Continue reading

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Like a Slap Across the Face

On January 8th, 1956, Jim Elliot and four other men, died on a beachhead along the Curaray River in Ecuador. These five men, from the U.S.,  were called by God to reach the Huaorani Indians; This savage tribe was on the … Continue reading

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Faithful Fools #3 (Reciprocal Nature)

As we parted company last time, we were challenged to ask ourselves if we were Hi-Fi  or Low-Fi followers of Christ. A Hi-Fi follower is a person in whom the Holy Spirit consistently and powerfully, produces the mind, the love, … Continue reading

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Having the Life Squeezed Out of You.

The picture to my left, probably needs a bit of explanation. I’m sure you can tell that the hand is squeezing olive oil into a bottle or jar of some sort, but why that is important may escape us, here in the United … Continue reading

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The Clearest Witness and Highest Calling

Yesterday, while reading the most recent atrocities against the persecuted church, I was again deeply troubled in my spirit with tremendous grief. It seems that in addition to the barbarism already taking place, Isis has decided that burning children alive or crucify … Continue reading

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