3 - How should the warnings Jesus gave them affect how we see things today?  

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06/11/2017 10:08 am  

How can the warnings Jesus gives about world events and how his followers will be treated (Matt 24:4-14) help guide our understanding today?


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07/11/2017 7:55 pm  

What powerful words in that passage! "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved." This really spoke to me- despite all of the evil, the bad in the world, despite so many people turning away from God, we need to stand firm, we can stand firm on the name of Jesus. 


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08/11/2017 8:15 am  

Very powerful indeed and think we need to frequently remind ourselves and others to stay form in faith. This is where the church needs to be like a family who when bad stuff happens support each other.

I think I often struggle with the bit about 'we will be persecuted and hated'. This happens to Christians in other countries more than we like to think and hearing their stories and strength is humbling and makes me feel very lucky to have it so easy but also makes me wonder what I would do in those circumstances.  I find it difficult to imagine myself in a situation where I am shunned by society, victimised and persecuted for my faith or worse still that my family suffer for my faith. I struggle because I don't know if my faith would be strong enough.


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08/11/2017 9:38 am  
Posted by: Rachel Sage

This really spoke to me- despite all of the evil, the bad in the world, despite so many people turning away from God, we need to stand firm, we can stand firm on the name of Jesus. 

Thanks Rachel

It's a challenging calling - but what a privilege to be seeking to live it!


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08/11/2017 9:40 am  
Posted by: Jackie Eales

I find it difficult to imagine myself in a situation where I am shunned by society, victimised and persecuted for my faith or worse still that my family suffer for my faith. I struggle because I don't know if my faith would be strong enough.

I know what you mean Jackie

People say that we don't know how we would respond until we are in the situation - and I think that is true. One of the challenges for us in our relatively "safe" environment is to so cultivate a relationship with Christ so that if real persecution does come we are ready to stand.


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