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Revive Our Hearts: Daughters of Hope: Interview with Michele Rickett
Many of your sisters around the world are suffering persecution. They are denied freedom because they are women and because they profess faith in Christ. Hearing their stories will increase your perseverance and inspire your faith.

Revive Our Hearts: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life--Revelation: Smyrna
Nancy continues her study in Revelation by exploring the letter to the church in Smyrna—one that experienced intense persecution and suffering. She reminds us that in times of trials, it’s not as important to know why as to know Who, and she challenges us to lift our eyes above our circumstances and look to Jesus for comfort and strength.

Is Suffering Essential to Faith?
Often in times of trouble we run to God for answers and comfort, and we often emerge from the experience more faithful then we were before; however, I don’t think I’m alone in wondering if pain and suffering are absolutely necessary to our faith in Christ.

When men hate you - a Christian perspective
Jesus predicted that many Christians would suffer hatred and worse for their faith. He assures believers that God takes note when they are persecuted for their Christian faith.

Reward in heaven - a Christian perspective
Christians are told to expect abuse and persecution for their faith. When they are persecuted, they are not to respond in kind, but should be patient and gracious, knowing that God will reward them for the suffering they experience in His name.

Paul and Silas in the Bible - a Christian perspective
In the course of his missionary travels, Paul was subjected to a great deal of persecution and imprisonment for preaching the Gospel. Here is the famous story of Paul and Silas' imprisonment, all for driving an evil spirit out of a fortune-telling girl.

Perseverance in the Bible: Romans 5:1-4
The apostle Paul writes that we aren't just to endure suffering and persecution--we're to patiently persevere in the knowledge that God uses trials to shape us into better and more Christlike people.

Love of Christ in the Bible - a Christian perspective
Paul asks us what can separate us from the love of Christ? We shouldn't let anything earthly stand in the way of our relationship with Christ.

Trials and tribulations - a Christian perspective
Christians shouldn't be surprised when they're persecuted for their faith, nor should they lose heart when they suffer. Jesus himself suffered--and predicted future suffering--for the sake of the Gospel. We know that God is in control.

Endureth in the Bible - a Christian perspective
Christians will encounter resistance, and sometimes even persecution, for their faith. But God rewards those who endure all the way to the end.