Barriers - Part 3: Break Through the Barrier of Persecution
Scripture: Acts 7:1–7:60
It is estimated that 5.5 billion people (77% of the world) of all faiths face some form of religious persecution and Christians are the ones most persecuted of all religious groups. The stoning of Stephen was the first example of a follower of Jesus Christ being killed because his faith in God. While we may not face persecution in the form of imprisonment or beatings we will likely face hostility. We must trust in God’s promises. “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.” Matt 5:43,44.
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