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March 1, 2021

Overcoming a Desire for Revenge | Stories from the Frontlines of Persecuted Christians

Where in the Word are you today?

Romans 12

9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.  Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20 To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Today’s Guests 

Dr. Linda Mintle – Dr. Linda Mintle Show

Where does the inclination to revenge come from and why is it so persistent? What are some of the ways we suffer when we don’t adequately overcome the desires for revenge? Dr. Mintle helps give us 5 biblical prescriptions that may help curb the urge for revenge.

Todd Nettleton – Voice of the Martyrs & Author of “When Faith is Forbidden”

Christian brothers and sisters around the world are being persecuted, yet many suffer and find joy. One Chinese Christian sister called her 6 month time in prison “a wonderful time.” God meets those persecuted for righteousness sake. In fact He says in Matthew 5:10, “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” There are many Christians around the world suffering because of Christ and Todd’s book, “When Faith is Forbidden: 40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians” gives us a window through the eyes of our fellow Christians who are persecuted. For more information on Todd and his book, check out his website here.

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