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The Danger of Seeking the Crown without the Cross (1 Corinthians Sermon 15)

Jan 20, 2019
Andrew Davis | Jan 20, 2019 | Suffering, Persecution

1 Corinthians 4:6-14

I. A Challenging Passage Well, one of the great privileges of my life is to stand before you week after week and unfold the Word of God, the perfect Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, "All Scripture is God-breathed," is breathed out by God, it's...

Philadelphia: The Church of the Open Door (Revelation Sermon 7 of 49)

Apr 23, 2017
Andrew Davis | Apr 23, 2017 | Persecution, Perseverance, Sovereignty of God

Revelation 3:7-13

Introduction Please turn in your Bibles to Revelation 3:7-13 as we look at the sixth of the seven timeless letters that Jesus gave to the first-century churches. Since the beginning of human history people have marked the passage of time in...

Encouragement for the Suffering Church (Revelation Sermon 3 of 49)

Mar 19, 2017
Andrew Davis | Mar 19, 2017 | Unity, Suffering, Persecution, Trials, Eternal Rewards

Revelation 2:8-11

I. Introduction For almost all of my Christian life, I've been drawn like a moth to a flame to accounts of the persecuted church. Very early in my Christian life, when I was still a student at MIT, I began to read accounts of the trail of blood...

Let Us Go Outside, Where Jesus Is (Hebrews Sermon 72 of 74)

Jul 22, 2012
Andrew Davis | Jul 22, 2012 | Persecution, Courage

Hebrews 13:11-14

The Most Courageous Journeys in History We just sang a moment ago, one of my favorite hymns, Power of the Cross, and it begins with the most courageous, the most vital, the most blessed, and the most difficult journey that's ever been made by...

From "Success" to Suffering: The Pinnacle of Faith (Hebrews Sermon 60 of 74)

Mar 11, 2012
Andrew Davis | Mar 11, 2012 | Suffering, Persecution

Hebrews 11:35-38

The Blood of the Martyrs is Seed for the Church So toward the end of his ministry on earth, Jesus was thinking as he thought every day, but as he was nearing the end of his life, he thought more and more about his death on the cross, what he was...

Joyful Liberation from the American Dream (Hebrews Sermon 42 of 74)

Oct 09, 2011
Andrew Davis | Oct 09, 2011 | Joy in Suffering, Persecution, Money and Possessions

Hebrews 10:32-35

I. Our Context... and Theirs As we come to this text, Hebrews 10, particularly verse 34, I believe we're coming to the reason why the author wrote the whole epistle to begin with. This one verse is why he put pen to paper. That's what I...

Standing Firm to the End (Matthew Sermon 39 of 151)

Nov 17, 2002
Andrew Davis | Nov 17, 2002 | Persecution, Perseverance, Courage

Matthew 10:22

Introduction: We Need to Persevere We're looking this morning at one verse in particular. I felt convicted by the Lord to change my sermon this week, I'm going to be preaching the sermon that I had planned to preach after Friend Day, God...

Trouble Ahead: The Kingdom Advances Through Suffering (Matthew Sermon 38 of 151)

Nov 10, 2002
Andrew Davis | Nov 10, 2002 | Persecution, The Kingdom of Christ

Matthew 10:16-25

The Trail of Blood Open your Bibles to Matthew Chapter 10. We'll be looking this morning at verses 16 through 25, as Jesus prepares His apostles for their mission. I think in this section of Matthew 10, it becomes clear that He's really...

God's Vindication of A Godly Magistrate (Daniel Sermon 9 of 17)

Feb 18, 2001
Andrew Davis | Feb 18, 2001 | Persecution, Courage

Daniel 6:1-28

I. Voice of the Martyrs We are looking this morning at Daniel Chapter 6, perhaps one of the most familiar passages in the Old Testament. It's right up there with Noah's ark, and David and Goliath, but I think the Lord still has more light to...

A Fiery Trial, A Vindicated Faith (Daniel Sermon 6 of 17)

Jan 14, 2001
Andrew Davis | Jan 14, 2001 | Persecution, Courage

Daniel 3:1-30

I. The History of Persecution: Government Gone Berserk Would and open to Daniel 3. We're going to look at a thrilling story this morning and very familiar to all of you, especially children, the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the...


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