Life in Christ brings trials and hardships, but Jesus promises deliverance to those who persevere. All believers should expect hardships, and we must examine ourselves to know whether we are prepared for the path that awaits us.
We must be filled with the Spirit if we are to have a Christ-like response to persecution and hardship. In this message from Acts 7:54-8:3, Art Georges (Senior Pastor of Living Hope Community Church) teaches about the death of Stephen and the encouragement it holds for the church to stand for Christ today.
The church of Jesus Christ can only be fruitful if we hold onto a heart of courage. A commitment to courage is the necessary pre-requisite for God’s blessing. Even a cursory reading of the Old and New Testament reveals that faith and courage join together in the hearts of God’s people to accomplish God’s work… Read more »
Professor Howard Hendricks used to say to his students, “If Christianity were a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” That is a tough question, isn’t it? Because of the fear of man and the desire to obtain from men, many Christians act as though Jesus was some great secret in their life… Read more »