Tag Archive: Persecution

Chinese Pastor’s Letter Released on His Arrest
Posted February 24th, 2019 by Mike Hubbard

Over 100 members of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China, were arrested beginning Sunday, December 9. At the time of publication of this translation, arrests are still being made. Among those taken away were Pastor Wang Yi, senior pastor of Early Rain, and his wife, Jiang Rong, who have not been heard from since […]

Praying for the Persecuted Church
Posted November 6th, 2013 by Mike Hubbard

This past Sunday was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  As a church, we have decided to make it a month-long journey.  Join us in spending a month learning about those who are persecuted for their faith around the world, finding solidarity with them, and praying for those who are hurting because […]

The Insanity of God – Book Referenced on Sunday
Posted April 30th, 2013 by Mike Hubbard

I am completely enjoying and being challenged to my very core by the book The Insanity of God: A True story of Faith Resurrected by Nik Ripken (a pseudonym for reasons you will figure out while reading the book).  I referenced a story from the book about the persecution of a Russian Christian during the […]

Pray for Iranian pastor facing martydom
Posted October 4th, 2011 by Mike Hubbard

We so take for granted our freedom to worship Jesus, and I think sometimes just believe this is the way it is everywhere. We forget that in many places the act of becoming a Christian or preaching Jesus can be life-altering or life-threatening.  Let me encourage y0u to take a moment today to pray for […]

Modern Christian Martyr
Posted July 25th, 2010 by Mike Hubbard

The Bible contains stories of people who lived their lives for the glory of God and the outcome was that they were murdered for the cause of the Gospel.  Church history is also full of people whose lives were cut short because they chose to keep Christ at the center and they believed in the […]