Thursday, November 6, 2008
Reproach for the name of Christ!
Mt. 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
1 Peter 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
The picture above is of a brother from church sharing the gospel with the young man with the bike. I chose the verses above, so that we could rejoice. While out handing out tracts and sharing the gospel, Claudiu was threatened to be beaten, and spoken badly to. Praise the Lord. What an honor for him. To be reproached for the name of Christ. I pray the Lord will increase a zeal in you all for preaching the gospel.