|For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of
God- 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.|
|Time to Listen|
|You are listening to the sermon from 07/30/17 |
Faith Wesleyan Church in Rockford IL.
Synopsis: There has never been a time in Christian history when someone,
somewhere, has not died for their association with Christ. The 20th century was been
the most violent in recorded history. It created the largest roll call of Christian martyrs
ever recorded. In the 2000 years (give or take...) of Christian history, about 70 million
faithful have given their lives for our faith. Of these, 45.5 million -- a full 65% -- were in
the 20th century, according to the book, The New Persecuted. Each year, our world still
sees tens of thousands (some even estimate hundreds of thousands) of Christians
martyred. Brave Christians who refuse to give up their faith, a faith so strong that it
allows them the fortitude to die for their Lord. Jesus is painfully honest, telling us that
we will face persecution for being Christians. If a society will persecute and murder God-
become- Man, a society will eventually persecute and murder His followers. If we are
going to be Christians we’re gonna suffer for it, one way or another.
If you have any questions on this sermon please contact Pastor Jaci by email
the church office at (815) 399-8405.