Articles categorized as Persecution


    The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon – Hope

    HOPE   Future-Tense Living   Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:17-18   Envy makes sense if this world is all there is; it makes no sense […]

    The God We Hardly Know

    David Mains caught me off guard with his question. “If you had to grade your congregation on their knowledge of the Holy Spirit, what grade would you give them?” Up until that moment, the interview had gone well. David and his daughter Melissa had thrown me fast pitches right over the center of the plate […]

    Anchor Books for China

    ANCHOR BOOKS FOR CHINA by Ray Pritchard During our trip to China in January, God arranged the circumstances so that we met a man who has a license to legally publish Christian books in China. That in itself is unusual since China is still officially atheistic. But things are changing and long-closed doors are now opening. A…

    St. Ephaem’s Prayer

    ST. EPHAEM’S PRAYER by Ray Pritchard Most of us, I suppose, have never heard of St. Ephraem of Syria. Or perhaps I shouldn’t suppose that. The only thing I know for certain is that I had never heard of him before this week. While attending a pastors’ luncheon last Tuesday, Wilbur Ellsworth shared a prayer by …

    A Line in the Sand

    Last week Skip Olson sent me an e-mail wondering why professing Christians could not stand arm-in-arm over issues of great moral importance. In many ways the disunity within Christendom opens the door for evil to flourish in our society. But perhaps the critical nature of these times will…

    The Persecuted Church—Who Cares?

    Contemporary headlines regarding the persecuted church are juxtaposed against frivolous comments of Christians who don’t care and can’t be bothered about the plight of their suffering brothers and sisters around the world.

    For Such A Time As This – 1st Anniversary Message

    Esther 4:14

    This morning the eyes of the world are focused on the Middle East. People are watching and wondering when Saddam Hussein will cross the line. It seems as if war is inevitable. When will the first shots be fired? It has always been that way. The eyes of the world from the beginning of time […]


    MATTHEW 13:1-23

    Most of you know that I come from a medical background. My father was a doctor and my three brothers are doctors. And although I am in the ministry, their influence remains strong in my life. Actually the two fields–medicine and the ministry–are not as widely separated as they might appear. Both involve healing; doctors […]

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