Thursday, March 7, 2013

Martyrdom: No Shrinking Back

Like Perpetua and Felicitas, we are baptized into martyrdom.

Like Stephen, as servants of the Word, we are called and sent into martyrdom.

This is not a martyrdom we seek, but, like faith it is a gift of God, not of works, lest any of us should boast.

Thus martyrdom, again like, faith, is not a choice or decision of men, but the will of God. I suppose one could go so far as to say martyrdom is the destiny of faith and faith is the life of martyrdom.

To hear and/or read the entire sermon preached to the Utah Circuit pastors for the commemoration of Perpetua & Felicitas, Martyrs, click on this link.

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