Posts tagged with ‘Persecution’

9/14/21 PEOPLE MAY MOCK OUR MESSAGE BUT THEY ARE DEFENSELESS AGAINST OUR PRAYERS

by Barry Lovett

“Bless those who curse you do good to those who hate you and pray for those who…persecute you.” Matthew 5:44 There is a form of persecution that may not be life-threatening, but it is heartbreaking. It’s the persecution that comes from non-Christian family members.  When loved ones ridicule our faith and mock us for what we believe and […]

6/30/20 IF WE’RE RIGHT WITH GOD WE CAN EXPECT RIDICULE FROM THE WORLD

by Barry Lovett

“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you…for My sake.  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad.” Matthew 5:11-12. As Christians, we feel hurt when someone ridicules us for our faith.  But the apostle Peter told us to follow the example of Jesus, who endured derision but didn’t retaliate. Peter may have been thinking of the day some […]

9/18/19 IF WE’RE RIGHT WITH GOD WE CAN EXPECT RIDICULE FROM THE WORLD

by Barry Lovett

“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you…for My sake.  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad.” Matthew 5:11-12. As Christians, we feel hurt when someone ridicules us for our faith.  But the apostle Peter told us to follow the example of Jesus, who endured derision but didn’t retaliate. Peter may have been thinking of the day some […]

8/23/19 SATAN’S GREATEST RIVAL IS REVIVAL

by Barry Lovett

“Blessed are you when men hate you…for the Son of Man’s sake.” Luke 6:22. The Lord forewarned His followers that those who do His work will incur the hatred and persecution of unbelievers.  But He also encouraged them to go forward confidently in spite of the bitter attacks of the enemy, knowing that their “reward is […]

2/7/19 WHEN WE TRUST THE POWER OF GOD, WE WILL EXPERIENCE THE PEACE OF GOD

by Barry Lovett

“Be my rock of refuge, a fortress of defense to save me.” Psalm 31:2. When we face opposition and persecution because we are doing what’s right, remember God is our “rock of refuge, a fortress of defense”. He is our reliable source of strength and protection.  When we trust the power of God, we will experience […]