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    God’s Will, God’s Child

    For just a moment imagine being an 11-year-old child who is forced to leave behind everything you’ve ever known—including your parents. In order to escape persecution, you must flee into an unknown world. As a Korean refugee, Sang Bok found himself impoverished and alone. Discover how a loving God transformed Sang Bok’s life as the Lord orchestrated […]

    The persecution was real

    In many parts of the world, men and women must practice their religion in secret—in order to stay alive. Francis’s church in Uganda was forced underground after thousands of Christians were massacred. Bassim and his family fled war-torn Iraq to seek a better future. Hear both men tell their dramatic story of escape from religious […]

    Better Than Life: Stories of the Persecuted Church

    For centuries, men, women and even children have been imprisoned–not for what they have done, but for what they believe. In the past century, Christians have been persecuted and martyred in greater numbers than at any other time in history. Hear stories and songs inspired by the followers of Christ who gave their lives for […]

    The forbidden Bible

    While serving a mandatory tour of duty in the Russian army, Fiodor hungered for the Word of God to sustain him. His prayers to receive a then-forbidden copy of the Bible would soon be answered in an extraordinary way. It wasn’t until years later, after Fiodor came to America, that he would discover exactly how […]

    Dance of the Saints

    “Eyes fixed where the Son reigns. Color them great cloud of witnesses now crowned, now reigning, dancing where the Son stay. They stayed, they stood, they praised and prayed, endured for the sake of the gospel. . . . Be not afraid to light up the dance floor, and dance more.” —Ciara Jones

    Torture and persecution will not prevail–Kodjo’s Story and Volodya’s Story

    Kodjo and Volodya lived in very different parts of the world, yet both shared a belief in Christ that was tested to the limits of human endurance. Even torture and persecution could not stop these two men from sharing their faith. Be encouraged as you share the love of Jesus Christ with others and step […]

    If God is God, Why do Bad Things Happen? Part I

    When it comes to questions of suffering and evil, no one has all the answers. However, author and speaker Os Guinness presents a compelling case that leads to faith and courage. With an engaging style, he introduces three perspectives on evil, examines the difference between suffering and evil, and shares steps to help you think through the problem of evil. Discover how you can cope with life and find reason to trust in God when bad things happen.

    If God is God, Why do Bad Things Happen? Part II

    When it comes to questions of suffering and evil, no one has all the answers. However, author and speaker Os Guinness presents a compelling case that leads to faith and courage. With an engaging style, he introduces three perspectives on evil, examines the difference between suffering and evil, and shares steps to help you think through the problem of evil. Discover how you can cope with life and find reason to trust in God when bad things happen.

    Change: Following God Through Life’s Crossroads

    No matter how you view change, it’s an inevitable part of life—you can’t experience anything new without it. In Change: Following God through Life’s Crossroads, Bill Crowder examines the life of the apostle Paul and offers insights to help you overcome fears, doubts, and resistance to change. Discover how you can draw closer to God and experience His peace, follow His lead and move into a new season of purpose, and impact the world around you for His glory.

    With God on your side nothing is impossible!–Titi’s Story

    Most of us will never live under intense persecution for our faith. But growing up in Communist Romania meant that persecution was a daily ritual for Titi. Find out how God strengthened the Romanian church to not only live under Communist rule, but to boldly witness to their persecutors as well.

    Paul uses surprisingly harsh words

    In his previous letter, Paul chose to use words like “love,” “hope,” and “peace.” But in his final letter, the apostle closed with some pretty shocking terms! On “Discover the Word” today, we’ll have an honest discussion about people who disappoint us, as we unpack Paul’s harsh words for a former friend.

    Sacrificial Faith

    It’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m sitting in the garden of our home, which is near the church where my husband is the minister. I hear wafts of praise and worship music floating through the air in the Farsi language. Our church in London hosts a vibrant Iranian congregation, and we feel humbled by their passion for Christ as they share some of their stories of persecution and tell of those, such as the senior pastor’s brother, who have been martyred for their faith. These faithful believers are following in the footsteps of the first Christian martyr, Stephen.

    Stephen, one of the…

    Persecuted but Growing

    There are few events of greater historical significance in the 20th century than China’s Cultural Revolution. The Communist Party instituted changes at every level of society to enforce its ideology. These included the persecution of the nation’s Christians, with many sent to labor camps. It’s estimated that the Cultural Revolution resulted in the death of 30 million Chinese people and forced the church underground. But decades later, it turns out that the efforts to wipe out Christianity had the opposite effect. Experts believe that there are more Christians worshiping in underground churches in China than there are total believers in…

    The Overshadowing of God’s Personal Deliverance

    . . . I am with you to deliver you,’ says the Lord —Jeremiah 1:8

    God promised Jeremiah that He would deliver him personally— “. . . your life shall be as a prize to you . . .” (Jeremiah …

    He Saw Something

    It was with gut-wrenching horror that I watched the video of 21 Coptic Christians being forced to kneel on a Libyan beach before being beheaded by terrorists. Later, I learned that a relative of some of the men who were killed said that many of them cried out the name of Jesus with their dying breath—a testimony to their faith in Him. Though the terrorists had hoped for the opposite effect, they had actually strengthened the faith of the Coptic Church by proving that even imminent death couldn’t snatch away their brothers’ love for Christ!