Can I say, “Yet I will hope in Him?”

In part of our passage for today, Job 13:13-1,9 Job basically declares his faith in God: “Keep silent and let me speak; then let come to me what may. Why do I put myself in jeopardy and take my life in my hands? Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will … More Can I say, “Yet I will hope in Him?”

Ryle: May we have wisdom to know how to act in time of persecution

…then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. Matthew 24:16-18 ESV J.C. Ryle said, “flight from danger may … More Ryle: May we have wisdom to know how to act in time of persecution

Fight or flight?

…then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. Matthew 24:16-18 ESV J.C. Ryle said, “flight from danger may … More Fight or flight?

God’s grace becomes visible when it makes the anguish of persecution a means of spreading the good news of Jesus.

John Piper preached a sermon, “He Saw the Grace of God and Was Glad,” from Acts 11:23. Here is an excerpt; please read or listen to the entire sermon at DesiringGod.org The Grace of God Uses Suffering In other words, the good news about Jesus Christ came to Antioch because of persecution. Barnabas saw this … More God’s grace becomes visible when it makes the anguish of persecution a means of spreading the good news of Jesus.

Piper: God Is Turning Things Around All Over the World

John Piper in a sermon, “Jesus Still Turns Things Around” brings this encouragement from Acts 9, our reading for today: Luke drives this home by showing the persecutor becoming the persecuted. First, in verse 23 Luke tells us that the Jews in Damascus plotted to kill him. The hunter becomes the hunted. And he escapes … More Piper: God Is Turning Things Around All Over the World

Risk for the Cause of God

In America, generally, Christians have not had to face the kind of risk and persecution that is common in other parts of the world. Let’s pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ, around the globe, and ask ourselves how we would handle intense persecution. John Piper preached on the passage from Luke that we … More Risk for the Cause of God