Tag Archives: Persecution

Christ and the Churches: Part 2 (Revelation 2:12-29)

We are still listening to what Christ has to say to the churches because these messages belong to our day as well as to the first century. III. Pergamos, the Compromising Church (Rev. 2:12–17) 1. Approval (v. 13) Like their … Continue reading

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Christ and the Churches: Part 1 (Revelation 2:1-11)

If you have ever moved to a new community and had to select a new church home, you know how difficult it is to examine and evaluate a church and its ministry. Imposing buildings may house dying or dead congregations, … Continue reading

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A Very Special Book of Prophecy (Revelation)

Today, we are starting a new series in the Book of Revelation. Over the centuries, prophecies have come and gone; yet the Book of Revelation is still with us today. I can recall reading it as a child and wondering … Continue reading

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The Power of Patience: Part 2 (James 5:7-12)

James knew his readers needed patience. They were facing persecution because of their faith. In Part 1, we saw two examples of patient endurance: the farmer and the prophets. Today, we will look at the third example. Job (James 5:11) … Continue reading

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Seeking Justice for the Oppressed

Have you ever been falsely accused or so badly hurt that you wanted to take revenge?  In this life, we may face many injustices: we may be misunderstood; we may not be appreciated by others; our work and service may … Continue reading

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