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Stephen. First Martyr.

The cost of being a Christian.

Everyday and today Christians will be murdered for bearing the name Christ or followers of Christani- Christos. Many who die are nominals, just born into their Church labels and nothing more.

For others who have faith and are either born-again or converted it is their victory to share in the sufferings of Messiah. Many believe that the ancient middle-east Church is at an end, but they are wrong!

Persecution will always lead to a new and bigger movement of God. Stephen was the first to die, then that early Ekklesia was scattered from Jerusalem. Now look at it today it is a global faith.

Psalm 98:2,   Acts 7:60-8:1.

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Celtic Saints. Part-One.

‘A month of Saints.’

The month of March marks the celebration of a number of Saints, that could be described as the founding fathers of the Celtic Church. March 1st St. David of Wales, 5th March St. Piran of Cornwall and the 17th Saint Patrick of Ireland and Nigeria. But the 17th is also the feast day of the legend of Joseph of Aramathea coming to England and founding Glastonbury.

It is only Patrick’s account of the pagan society of his day that can be dsecribed as a reliable source of information. It is a great window into the conditions of the times of post Roman Britain and Ancient Ireland. Patrick was not the first Christian to visit Ireland, but he was the only one to have a lasting impact and from his work in 500AD the Celtic Church was established with a massive outreach of gospel message to the western fringes of the ‘British isles.’  1 Timothy 1:15-16.

The Fear of God. Part One.

In the past humanity was left to its own devices, to devise it’s own gods and laws to govern the people. When we look at those ancient stone structures that scatter many lands, we wonder what did the people who built those believed in? Leviticus 26:1, Romans 1:22-26, 1 Corinthians 10:20.

God did allow them to create their own ideas and they were enabled to see Him at work in the natural world around them, which if they acknowledged helped them live right lives. But now that time is over, because the Son of God Jesus, the Jewish Messiah and Savior of all men has been revealed. So no-one is without excuse to believe in Him. Acts 4:12, John 3:16-21.

Man once feared the wind, the lightning in the sky, the roaring Sea. But now we need to fear that we will not be cut off from God for eternity.

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