Tag-Archive for ◊ martyrdom ◊

08 Aug 2017 Luke (Program #15)

Luke (Program #15) – The Ministry of the Man-Savior in Galilee (6)

Have you ever noticed that shortly after introducing and baptizing the Lord Jesus, John the Baptist himself was imprisoned and held there until he was beheaded? But during his imprisonment, the Lord Jesus was healing and liberating many oppressed and suffering people. Yet for John the Baptist He offer no such miracle. Even pressed to do so by John and some of His followers. What He did offer to John, was a very unique word that outwardly seem to offer no help. But likely became an inner strengthening to John, even through his martyrdom. We will look at this case and two other interesting cases from Luke chapter 7.

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10 Jun 2017 Mark (Program #15)

Mark (Program #15) – The Move of the Slave-Savior’s Gospel Service (2) & (3)

Mark chapter 6 presents us with 4 seemingly unrelated cases. To our shallow understanding these 4 cases seems to be merely 4 separate stories of events that took place during the Lord’s earthly ministry. However if we receive even a little enlightenment we can see that once again the sequence in the divine record of how these events are unfolded is really marvelous.  And that when taken together these 4 cases really are layers of meaning and significance.

So here are 4 cases, 2 negative and 2 positive. That individually show us the rejection, hatred and justice even martyrdom that typifies the world’s response to the gospel. But collectively they fill us with encouragement, conviction and even a renewed determination to go forth to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom to the whole inhabited earth.

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29 Mar 2015 Acts (Program #53)

Acts (Program #53) – The Propagation in Asia Minor and Europe through the Ministry of Paul’s Company (19)

In Acts Chapter 20, the Apostle Paul, anticipating his possible martyrdom, declared, “But I consider my life of no account as if precious to myself, in order that I may finish my course and the ministry which I have received from the Lord Jesus to solemnly testify of the gospel of the grace of God… For I did not shrink from declaring to you all the counsel of God.”

This was God’s foremost Apostle, the one in whom God had committed the ministry of the age, and yet he found himself in such extreme persecution that he feared that he would not be spared to continue. What brought about such a dramatic moment in his magnificent ministry? Stay with us as we’ll find out in today’s life study of the Bible.

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02 Mar 2015 Acts (Program #26)

Acts (Program #26) – The Conversion of Saul (2)

One of the classic lines of New Testament scripture is when Paul, anticipating martyrdom, declares, “I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision”. And, surely he did remain faithful to the vision. But, when did he receive this heavenly vision? And, can we enter into the same vision?

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24 Feb 2015 Acts (Program #20)

Acts (Program #20) – The Propagation in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria through the Ministry of Peter’s Company (15)

In the book of Acts, there is an inspiring account of the martyrdom of a genuine saint in the early Church. Yet, the story of the stoning of Stephen, even more than a rich example for our faith, contains marvelous and meaningful implications even for us today. We’ll go beyond just a simple account of this great Bible story on today’s life study of the Bible.

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