Perseverance

The Struggling Church

May 15, 2016

Bible Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 |

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When 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians were beheaded by the Islamic State in February of 2015, the world came face to face with the extreme persecution of Christians. Detailed research suggests that persecution worldwide is a lot worse than we think. What do we make of persecution? How ought we to think about ourselves in relatively peaceful countries that uphold the freedom of religion? Are we being persecuted? Should we expect persecution? Listen in as we look at how the apostle Paul spoke to the Thessalonian church about the persecution they faced in the first century.

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Jesus Goes To Church 6: Philadelphia

Jesus goes to church

June 15, 2014

Bible Text: Revelation 3:7-13 |

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The simple reality of the Christian faith is that it isn't easy. It isn't easy and as a result difficulty is often accompanied by doubt. How do I know I'm really a Christian? How do I even know all this God stuff is real? One of the things we need to keep talking about in the church is assurance. People need to be assured about their faith in the humdrum of life. The Philadelphian church was a struggling, but faithful church in desperate need of tender words of assurance. By listening to what Jesus says to them, we too can find the assurance we need to persevere in the Christian faith.

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