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When Is A Prison Not A Prison? When There’s A Christian Inside Of It

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

When preachers exposit the story of Joseph they often aptly title their messages something like “From the Prison to the Palace.” But when we look at the testimonies of imprisoned believers we find that the palace fashioned from prison walls is almost preferable to the palace built by ...

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Three Religious Leaders, Three Very Different Words In Response To Persecution

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Recognizing that how we speak as Christians matters profoundly--we serve a living Word--let's give some thought to three very different words in response to persecution from three very different religious leaders: 1. Archbishop Bashar Warda, Catholic Chaldean Church in Kurdistan, ...

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It’s Not A Platitude To Say That Prayer Is Key For North Korean Ministry

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

Post by Pastor Tim – We asked many of you to pray for our first Underground University class of the year.  Here is what I e-mailed many of you, I am on my way to Korea for the start of Underground University and Underground Technology.  Please pray for all of the new students ...

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God Of The Persecuted, Part II: Jesus Took Away Our Sins, Not Our Cross

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

There's a popular worship song that I always hope doesn't get sung before I speak in churches and at conferences, since the lyrics stand in sharp contrast to my message. The chorus goes like this: This is amazing graceThis is unfailing loveThat You would take my placeThat You would bear my ...

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The Story of Disgraced Christians Who Denied Christ

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

Post by Pastor Tim - As I prepare to go to France (FYI – just a layover, no romantic Paris vacation for me), I was fascinated by the persecution that overtook the Christian communities in Lyons and Vienne in 177 AD.  It’s believed that Christianity came to this area through ...

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God Of The Persecuted: What The Lives Of Persecuted Believers Teach Us About The Nature Of God, Part I: Why We Don’t Venerate The Persecuted

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

Some people have a stack of unread books on their nightstand. I have a post-it list of books I would like to write on mine. This is not because I have so much to say but rather, as any credible author will tell you, because I see so much that I want to learn corporately with you and other ...

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What Happens When A Christian Is Imprisoned - Part 2

Posted by Rev. Tim Dillmuth on

Last week I wrote about the witness that Christians often have with other prisoners while in jail. But as I was reading more in Richard Wurmbrand: The Man And His Work, by Merv Knight, I found that their witness goes much further. In fact, it often goes to the deepest, darkest corners of the ...

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How It’s Possible To Have More Christian Persecution…And Fewer Martyrs

Posted by Rev. Eric Foley on

The words "persecution" and "martyrdom" are used almost interchangeably today, as if they were synonymous, or at least two sides of the coin of egregious violations of religious liberty. As the popular calculus goes, a rising tide of violence against Christians produces a growing number of ...

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