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Advent according to Revelation chapter 6

When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. 10 They called out in a loud voice, ‘How long, Sovereign … Continue reading

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When the going gets tough the gospel minister goes to….?

When life in ministry gets tough where do you go? There is only one place to go, the word of God.  A friend said yesterday that he found himself 20 scriptures to put persecution in perspective. Here’s 12 which I’ve … Continue reading

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How a love of Jesus enables suffering

Commenting on “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake”, Thomas Watson shows that it is the love of Christ and not stoicism which enables the true Christian believer to suffer for the righteousness of Christ: Love is passive; … Continue reading

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