As though you were there too

"Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body."  Heb 13:3 I had the opportunity this past weekend along with my wife to attend a one day conference in South Carolina put on by the great organization Voice of the Martyrs.  It was an incredible time to hear stories from people who have suffered for their faith and service to God while sharing the gospel to those who need to hear it.  One lady, Gracia Burnham was Read more [...]

Are We Worthy of Him

"And who ever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me." Mat 10:38 When we say we are a Christian, what does that mean? Does it simply mean we went to the alter and said a prayer?  Does it mean we go to church every week, read our bibles and devotionals, and say a prayer every day?  Does it mean we come from a Christian home and inherited our Christianity? I think not.  But to answer the question, let me start from the beginning. How are we saved?  Paul says in his letter Read more [...]

As Polycarp did

"But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye." Acts 4:19 One of the most inspiring stories in church history is the martyrdom of Polycarp.  Polycarp was a pupil of the Apostle John.  He lived between 70 and 155 A.D.  He served as head of the Church at Smyrna and was known as one of the earliest fighters of Christian heresy.  He was well respected by the Church and stood firm in the face of persecution. Read more [...]