Suffering SUCKS, Oh poor pitiful me. That is one way to look at adversity in our Christian life, the other, more Biblical way is to accept God’s Sovereignty and providence in our lives and learn from the process, draw closer to God, strengthen our faith. Here are five questions I’m learning to ask when I … More Don’t Waste Your Suffering
There is no denying that the last few years have been increasingly difficult for Christians and Christian ministries in North America. The attack on our freedoms is real, and the hostility towards us seems to grow by the day. But this is not the time to feel sorry for ourselves. Not for a moment… READ … More North American Christians: Let’s keep persecution in perspective
At least 16 American missionaries were kidnapped in Haiti on Saturday. Dan Hooley, the former field director for Christian Aid Ministries, said 16 Americans and one Canadian affiliated with the group were kidnapped… Source: 16 American Missionaries Kidnapped After Their Bus Was Seized by Murderous Haitian Gang – Report
Philippians 1 Context: First it is important to remember that Paul is under arrest and house confinement in Rome while writing this letter. He is literally suffering for Christ. Matthew Henry breaks down the chapter this way: He begins with the inscription and benediction (v. 1, 2). He gives thanks for the saints at Philippi … More Devotional Thought for Today – 10/06/21
Christians Kidnapped andMurdered in Ongoing Attacks On Jan. 21, Christie Peter Mwankon, 26, was kidnapped out of her sister’s house in the middle of the night by Fulani Islamic militants. A 25-year-old Christian man was killed by Fulani Islamic militants on Jan. 20. Pastor Lawan Andimi was kidnapped and murdered on Jan. 20 after the … More News Updates on the Persecuted Church
So yes, the title is a little deceptive, but in essence we as “True Christians” need to be ready to be “Cry Babies” if we have the expectation of reaping the JOY’S of Heaven. Life is and should be tough for the elect of Christ. If you are cruising through it then Satan does not … More ARE YOU A CRY BABY?
Christian Newsline Our Faith in Today’s World Islamist gunmen murder 24 including worshippers and pastor in north-east Burkina Faso Islamist extremist gunmen stormed a Sunday morning worship service in a church in Burkina Faso, killing ten Christians and abducting the pastor, on Sunday February 16. Read full article Pastor, three family members and deacon … More The Persecuted Church
Image Source Yesterday we looked at Philippians 3:13 with the theme God’s Goal I thought I would back up just a bit and unpack, verse 10. How many of us wake up each morning, rejoicing in the Lord and shouting ‘I can’t wait to fellowship in his sufferings‘? Do we even have a clue what … More The fellowship of his sufferings