Remaining Faithful in Persecution - Charles Stanley Daily Devotion (October-04-2020)

Sunday, 04 October 2020 00:27

Charles Stanley  (October-04-2020) Daily Devotion: Remaining Faithful in Persecution. 

To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the Scripture referenced throughout.

Early Christians were arrested, tortured, and even executed for refusing to worship the Roman emperor and his gods. Perhaps Caesar would have spared their lives if only they’d have been willing to bow down before him and deny Jesus. Today, circumstances aren’t so dire for most of us—especially in countries where Christianity is widespread. Even so, we struggle with external pressures to downplay or deny our faith and may try to rationalize our choices. After all, for his own safety, even Peter denied knowing Jesus (Luke 22:54-62).

Like the disciple, we’re far from perfect. But even though Peter’s faith wavered, the Lord knew he would play an important role in growing the church (Matt. 16:18). In a similar way, we too have the opportunity to repent and participate in the work Jesus is doing to build His kingdom.

Think About It

  • Consider what life was like for early Christians. How would you respond if you faced such pressure to deny Jesus?
  • Why do you think the Lord chose Peter to be a leader even though the disciple would deny Him?

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Remaining Faithful in Persecution - Charles Stanley Daily Devotion (October-04-2020)
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  • Comment Link Jeffrey Bier Monday, 05 October 2020 01:32 posted by Jeffrey Bier

    Jesus would still love Peter.He was one of Gods children he Forgives

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Charles Stanley

Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986. He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology. Charles Frazier Stanley was born on September 25, 1932, in Dry Fork, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, just nine months bef ...