Dennis made an extended announcement this morning with some details about our upcoming Missions Conference.
Pastor Jerry has been working through the book of Acts with a focus on the opposition and persecution that the early Church went through in the First Century. Today he emphasizes that, while Jesus forewarned His followers that they would be persecuted because they followed Him, any trials we go through because of our witness to the Gospel are completely worth the temporary pain the world can inflict. The Gospel is the absolute truth, and without it, people are going to spend an eternity in Hell, separated from God.
We see that commitment demonstrated in the book of Acts today as Stephen boldly proclaimed Christ in the midst of those who hated him and killed him. We see that commitment demonstrated today in the Church all around the world as followers of Christ proclaim Him and stand boldly for Him as their persecutors work to kill them.
Will we proclaim the truth of the Gospel with them?
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