Are You Prepared to Face the Fire?

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firefighterEvery Christian will face the fire. That’s what Paul said in 1 Timothy 3:12, declaring, ““All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” All? Really? This means that what fire is to a fireman, persecution is to a disciple of Jesus. Persecution is in the believer’s job description. This is why Peter could say, ““Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.” This Sunday was are going to see how Stephen faced the fire in Acts 7 and what we can learn from his experience as we face our own fires of persecution. I think you will discover practical help and encouraging motivation to echo the words of Martin Luther, who when standing before his accusers in the 1500s, stated plainly, “Here I stand. I can do no other.” Jesus had died for him. So, he was going to live for Jesus—and die if necessary. What if you could have that kind of faith? You can! Find out how on Sunday at Creekstone.

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