Serving in Persecution

I consider it an honor to be able to work with the guys that I do here in China. The leaders of the Church have stood throughout the persecution and continue to serve in-spite of it. One of the three preachers that were taken in for questioning told me that the police officer told him that ”next time the punishment would be worse.” Wow, and all three of them continued to be in the ministry and preach the Gospel!

How can someone continue to serve in persecution?

They can continue to serve in persecution because of JESUS! They have fallen in love with Jesus, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. They know him as Savior and Lord. Jesus has radically changed their lives and therefore they are willing to give their own lives for Him. This is the biggest and most important reason that a person can endure persecution and serve in the face of threats.

The next reason the were able to stand is because they have received TRAINING. My co-laborer has poured four years of his life out to build this ministry here. He opened up his life, taught the the Word of God, and exampled being a bold witness to them.

These two factors can also be seen in the life of the disciples. The disciples loved Jesus and also were trained by Him. They made many mistakes but when the true test came, they stood for the truth and even died for it.

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  1. Ty Pepperdine

    Praise the Lord! The church is praying for you all and appreciate and agree with your stand. You are not being persecuted because you are being an “evildoer”, but because you are doing what God commands us all to do.

    1Pe 4:12-16
    (12) Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
    (13) But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
    (14) If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
    (15) But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
    (16) Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

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