All That Matters

We have so much and we appreciate so little. We are both coddled and crippled by the comforts and conveniences we enjoy in this wealthy country. Sadly, the result is that we often detach ourselves from the pain and persecution that our Christian brothers and sisters face throughout the world. While most of us are familiar with suffering, few of us are familiar with suffering for the sake of Christ. Jesus made it clear that His people don’t need to fear persecution. Should we be concerned by the absence of it? Persecution is a great privilege that we often miss because of our own cowardice and compromise. It’s time to make our life’s purpose the advancement of the gospel. No matter what trouble comes our way, Jesus is all that matters!

Scripture References:

  • Philippians 1:12-18
  • John 16:33
  • Hebrews 11:35-38
  • Acts 4:29
  • Romans 10:13-14 2
  • Timothy 3:12
  • Philippians 1:29
  • Romans 1:8-10
  • Acts 16:25-34