"persecution" Tagged Sermons

Acts 14:8-28

Moving on in Acts 14 through Paul’s first missionary journey, they have arrived at the city of Lystra. After teaching there, Paul is led to heal a lame man, which leads the people of the city to think that Paul and Barnabas are gods worthy of worship! After convincing the locals not to worship them…

Acts 11:27-30; 12:1-24

Moving from the last few verses of Acts chapter 11 into chapter 12, we encounter what is the first experience of government-led persecution of the church, as Herod Agrippa starts to take action against the leadership of the church. After killing James, he has Peter put in prison awaiting execution after the Passover. The response…

Sarah Liu Testimony

Listen in to this powerful testimony from Sarah Liu, a Chinese evangelist saved at age 18, arrested multiple times, and spent 6 years in prison in China for her faith. Sarah was tortured and interrogated, and shares how she found that God gives strength to withstand these trials when we need it. Her joyful hope…

Acts 9:1-19

In Acts chapter 9 the scene shifts back to the fervent Jewish Pharisee, Saul of Tarsus as he plans to travel to Damascus with approval to continue his terrorism of followers of Jesus. What he doesn’t know is that God has a plan to meet him on that road to Damascus and totally transform his…

Acts 6:8-15; 7:1-43

In the middle of Acts chapter 6, we are introduced more fully to Stephen, one of the deacons chosen in the first part of the chapter who is clearly teaching by the power of God and His Spirit, and it is causing much frustration against the religious elite who can’t win debates against him! They…

Acts 4:23-37; 5:1-11

The early church response to their first significant persecution was not to run, but to go to God and pray for boldness to continue teaching in His name! Persecution also brings purity, and as the incredible love and sharing of the church bring about gifts of property and acts of sacrifice, a couple who decide…

Acts 4:1-22

After the healing and sermon by Peter in Acts chapter 3, the religious leaders and temple authorities are upset at the resurgence of the name of Jesus and the teaching that is being done in His name on the temple grounds. Given the healing has brought wonder and amazement to the crowds, they don’t like…