What would you give to defend them?
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What are you willing to suffer for? Is there anything in your life that is so all-consuming that you would give up comfort and security in order to stand for what you believe? This Bible study explores that idea.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Daniel 2:19–21; 3:8–30; 4:17; 7:14; 27.
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: Even though it may appear otherwise, God is sovereign over history; neither rulers nor we are ultimately in control of historical events or outcomes.
Teaching point two: Conflicts inevitably arise for the people of God who must choose whom they will serve, the one true God or the gods and idols of this world.
Teaching point three: Christian faithfulness sometimes entails suffering, persecution, and even martyrdom.
Teaching point four: God sometimes delivers his people from suffering and persecution, but even when that doesn’t happen, God is still with them.
Apply Your Findings
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The Pastor without a Paycheck, by Tim Stafford (April 2003)
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