For Reading and Meditation: Matthew 10:1-20
We are saying that many Christians are ineffective witnesses because they attempt to water down their testimony to avoid persecution - and end up achieving nothing. Once we accept that those who reject Christ and His teaching will also reject us, we will then be free to throw our whole weight on the side of Christ and...
Bible Verses: Matthew 10:1-202 Timothy 3:1-131 Corinthians 13:3Revelation 2:10
For Reading and Meditation: 2 Timothy 3:12-17
We continue from where we left off yesterday in saying that persecution is one of the proofs that we are true disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many Christians find great difficulty in coming to terms with this issue of persecution, and because they have never understood that those who reject Christ will also...
Bible Verses: 2 Timothy 3:12-17John 17:1-26John 15:20John 16:2
For Reading and Meditation: 2 Timothy 3:10-17
The next aspect of Christian uniqueness we consider is the Holy Scriptures, which we call the Bible. Nearly every brand of religion is based on a book. Whether ancient or modern, mystical or historical, ceremonial or ethical, it is almost certain to follow the teaching of some allegedly sacred volume. The Hindus...
Bible Verses: 2 Timothy 3:10-172 Peter 1:12-21Ezekiel 1:3Acts 1:16
I have come to “set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law… A man’s enemies will be those of his own household.” § Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. § Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the...
Bible Verses: 2 Timothy 3:12Matthew 10:35Matthew 10:36James 4:41 John 2:151 John 2:16John 15:18John 15:19John 15:20John 17:14
By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report. § All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. § The offense of the cross.If I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you … But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in...
Bible Verses: Luke 9:232 Corinthians 6:82 Timothy 3:12Galatians 5:11Galatians 1:101 Peter 4:141 Peter 4:151 Peter 4:16Philippians 1:292 Corinthians 5:142 Corinthians 5:152 Timothy 2:12
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