Month: October 2016

Devotional

Before Kings (Acts 25:13-end)

Paul was a Roman citizen, and having exercised his legal right to appeal to Caesar, the Roman Emperor, Paul had been remanded in custody until such time as he should be sent to Rome, the seat of the Emperor. King Herod Agrippa came with his sister Bernice to pay a […]

Testimonies Uncategorised

Death threats and political assassinations: Aurelio Gomez Ramos and Gustavo Hernandez Perez 1995

Aurelio pastored a church with Gustavo as his assistant at a time of great threat to Christians in Mexico from the Zapatista Liberation Army (EZLN). This armed revolutionary organisation from Chiapas, a poverty stricken southern state of Mexico, went public in 1994 with the goal of overthrowing the Mexican government. […]

Devotional

Acts 24:1-23 Political Power 

Judaism and the Roman Empire were two huge power blocs.  We might wonder what chance Paul had in the face of such political might.  Paul, however, was undaunted: he knew that with God all things are possible, and moreover he always wore the “armour” of which he wrote in Eph.6:10-18.  […]

Testimonies

Imprisoned and tortured for their faith: Eritrean Christians 2010-1

Many Eritrean Christians endure unimaginable suffering because they refuse to renounce their faith in Christ. Thousands are imprisoned without trial in horrendous conditions; many are held in metal shipping containers or underground prisons, enduring darkness and overcrowding, extreme temperatures and malnutrition, and sometimes torture and beatings. Those who fall ill […]