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We proclaim! | Week of August 3

Acts 5:42, …and daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

From the sermon series: We, the church…

When you read the second half of Acts 5, you see that the apostles continued to preach despite that they were beaten for speaking in the name of Jesus and were commanded by the Pharisees not to do so.

The apostle considered it a worthy cause to suffer for their belief in Jesus Christ. When was the last time you looked at an aspect of suffering in your life and thought of it as something to be joyful over? In these moments, it is easy to focus on ourselves, to be caught up in the pain we are experiencing, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual. In all moments of suffering, especially if it is caused by our faith in Christ, we have an opportunity to glorify Him.

Journal Prompt: How can you bring honor to the name of Jesus in moments of suffering?