First UMC of Laurel
Christians Will Be Persecuted
Christians - Jesus tells us Christians will be persecuted for their faith. The writers of the Epistles do as well. Although we may not face what Christians around the world face - even in America Christians are persecuted.
Locations & Times
  • First United Methodist Church of Laurel
    424 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707, USA
    Sunday 8:15 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
Our way of life - our purpose and our walk should be able to stand the test
The world/worldly views and morals will be opposed to godliness!
As the world’s morals and values move further away from Christ the more those who cling to Jesus will be persecuted.
Christians were martyred because they would not worship or sacrifice to the Roman gods or bow to the emperor as divine.
Jerusalem fell in AD 70 and much of the New Testament had already been written by this time
I wish we could believe and be left alone
We are to be students of the Word
Jesus knew the times would get tough - that heavy persecution would follow the fall of Jerusalem.
If we think we can get along without the church - we are: fooling ourselves.
If we think we can get along without the church - we are: not attending a church that supports us well.
As the church of Jesus Christ - we are to be the very body of Christ