Appointed to Affliction

Appointed to Affliction

No one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. (1 Thessalonians 3:3-4) Christians should not be surprised by adversity that comes as a result of our faith. Instead, we should expect and embrace it. Nor should...
Why and How God Tests Us

Why and How God Tests Us

Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch. (Acts 11:19, ESV) At times, God tests us through trials, sufferings, and persecution to bring about His purposes. Stephen’s...