Sermons on Persecution

Acts of the Apostles

The Greatest Danger – Acts 14:8-20

Open your Bible to Acts 14:8-20 8 At Lystra a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. 9 This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who, when he had fixed his gaze on him and had seen that he had faith to be made well, 10 said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he leaped up and began to walk. 11 When the crowds saw what…
Acts of the Apostles

Speaking Boldly With Reliance Upon God – Acts 14:1-7

Open your Bible to Acts 14 In Iconium they entered the synagogue of the Jews together, and spoke in such a way that a large number of people believed, both of Jews and of Greeks. 2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the minds of the Gentiles and embittered them against the brothers. 3 Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders…
Crown of life

Joy In The Face of Persecution – Acts 8:1-8

Open your Bible to Acts 8 Let’s read starting in Acts 8, verse 1 Now Saul approved of putting Stephen to death. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except for the apostles. 2 Some devout men buried Stephen, and mourned loudly for him. 3 But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house; and he would drag away men and women and…
Acts of the Apostles

Who Is Really On Trial? – Acts 7

Open your Bible to Acts 7 Now the high priest said, “Are these things so?” 2 And Stephen said, “Listen to me, brothers and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran, 3 and He said to him, ‘Go from your country and your relatives, and come to the land which I will show you.’ 4 Then he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. And from there,…
Acts of the Apostles

In The Face of False Witnesses – Acts 6:8-15

Open your Bible to Acts 6 8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people. 9 But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen. 10 But they were unable to cope with his wisdom and the Spirit by whom he was speaking. 11 Then they secretly induced men to say, “We have heard him speak…
Acts of the Apostles

God has a plan, Part 2 – Acts 5:27

Open your Bible to Acts 5:27 27 When they had brought them, they had them stand before the Council. The high priest interrogated them New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.
Acts of the Apostles

When Dealing With Governing Authorities – Acts 4:15-34

Open your Bible to Acts 4 15 But when they had ordered them to leave the Council, they began to confer with one another, 16 saying, “What are we to do with these men? For the fact that a noteworthy miracle has taken place through them is apparent to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But so that it will not spread any further among the people, let’s warn them not to speak any longer to any person…
The book of Revelation

The Two Witnesses – Revelation 11:1-14

Open your Bible to Revelation 11 Then there was given to me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it. 2 Leave out the courtyard which is outside the temple and do not measure it, because it has been given to the nations; and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. 3 And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and…
7 Letters to 7 Churches

Smyrna, The Persecuted Church – Revelation 2:8-11

Open your Bible to Revelation 2 Message to Smyrna 8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this: 9 ‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the slander by those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw…
Reading 1 Thessalonians

The Word of God – 1 Thessalonians 2:13

Open your Bible to 1 Thessalonians 2 13 For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of mere men, but as what it really is, the word of God, which also is at work in you who believe. New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995, 2020 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.