Supposed to share this for someone today….
Armed with the mind to suffer:
In this account, we see persecution occurring in the early church:
Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judæa and Samaria, except the apostles.
Here’s my take on this verse: People found the love of Jesus, and the beautiful community that had come as a result of Holy Spirit being poured out upon a group of believers, and this rich, ever deepening fellowship was wonderful.
Yet, the church is more than a place of loving community. It is God’s arsenal against…
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