Saturday, October 14, 2006

Unfortunately due to some Christ haters there will be no more anonymous comments allowed. It's interesting to notice that although the Pharisees and Sadducees hated and wanted to kill Jesus they never thought to threaten His family. Posted by Picasa


starla said...

sorry that your having trouble with unwanted comments. Hope its better soon.

Andrew Brown said...

Seems that today's sermon at Bukbu was perfect timing for you. Allow me to share, bro.
I)The Reality/Promise of Persecution - As Jesus said in John 15, "If they persecuted me, they'll persecute you because they do not know the One who sent me."
2 Timothy 3:12 - "In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted."
II)What Should We Do?
1)Flee if you can (biblical option at times)
2)Pray always
For what?: A)courage to preach fearlessly (Ephesians 6:19-20) B)for our persecutors C) not to fall into temptation
3)Expose, if possible, the deeds of darkness
III)Things We Shouldn't Do:
1)Cower in fear
2)Take revenge (Romans 12 "Leave room for God's wrath.")
3)Compromise our faith/witness/testimony

So, just keep on keeping on, bro!
You and your family are such an AWESOME, godly family that truly trust in God. It's not the waffling, wishy-washy, compromising Christians that are going to be a bulls-eye for Christ-haters but families like yours. You guys truly are a BLESSED FAMILY! "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you." (Matthew 5:10-12)

starla said...

well said and well put andrew!

Charlene said...

Thanks so much Andrew, you don't know how encouraging your comment was to us. We really appreciate you. Love you!