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Persecution, Growth, and the Underground Church

Persecution, Growth, and the Underground Church

The parallels between the underground church in China and the early church of the first three centuries are striking. Both suffered intense persecution, being declared enemies of the state. Both responded by holding fast to the foundational tenets of their faith …

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Persecution, Faithfulness, and the Love Feast

Persecution, Faithfulness, and the Love Feast

The last few posts talked about the “agape” or “love feast” and centered on it as a fulfillment of the mandate given by the Lord for His church in Acts 2:42. Just to jog your memory, let me share the four practices the early church devoted themselves to that allowed …

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What Did the Agape or Love Feast Look Like?

What Did the Agape or Love Feast Look Like?

As with most of life, all good things must come to an end. Some by natural design and others by more sinister means. We can say the same for the “love feast,” which was a foundational aspect of worship during the church’s first three centuries that met its demise …

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Practical Ways to Apply Revelation’s Praise

Practical Ways to Apply Revelation’s Praise

The Book of Revelation contains some of the most vivid and awe-inspiring pictures of God’s divine glory and the worship He rightly deserves. In Revelation chapter 5, the apostle John has an encounter with the risen and exalted Jesus Christ that highlights specific …

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Learning to Praise Christ from Revelation 5

Learning to Praise Christ from Revelation 5

In Revelation 5, we find a divine pattern for praise and worship laid out through John’s glimpse into the heavenly throne room. As the Lamb takes the scroll to unleash God’s plans for returning the kingdom to the King (Rev. 5:7), the inhabitants of heaven erupt in …

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Leaving Laodicea | The Survival Manual for the Coming Underground Church

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