Accepted by God; Rejected by the World

“Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.”‭‭Acts‬ ‭7:58-60‬ ‭ESV‬‬ As believers and followers of Jesus we can expect resistance and persecution. The spirit of anti-Christ is vehemently opposed to… Read More

Under Attack

From it’s humble, yet miraculous, beginning as a prayer meeting attended by 120 devoted followers of Jesus Christ, the church has been ridiculed, persecuted, and under attack.  Each of the original disciples, with the obvious exception of Judas, suffered greatly for their testimonies of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Nearly all of them were killed for their faith.  Paul endured beatings, arrest, being stoned and verbally abused because he had come tI recognize (and preach) that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who takes away the sin of the… Read More