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20,000 Persecuted Christians in Nicomedia 303AD/Faith's Hope and The Cost of Discipleship ...

Good day, my brothers and sisters in Christ.


Discussion & Readings/ 20,000 Persecuted Saints Nicomedia (Present Day Turkey), Faith's Hope (Hebrews 10:35-39, and Hebrews 11:1-7, and The Cost of Discipleship Luke 14:25-35):


Summary:

Jared led a discussion about the persecution of 20,000 Christians in Nicomedia (Turkey Present Day) in 303, with readings from Hebrews and Luke focusing on faith, hope, and the cost of discipleship. The symbolism of salt and light was also discussed, representing the disciples' role in preserving God's covenant and influencing the world positively. The discussion ended with Jared expressing gratitude towards everyone and closing the session with a prayer.


Christian Persecution and Martyrdom Discussion Time 0:00

Jared led a discussion about the persecution of 20,000 Christians who were burned alive in Nicomedia, present-day Turkey, in 303 due to their faith in Christ. They also mentioned that some were beheaded. The discussion was enriched with readings from Hebrews and Luke, focusing on faith, hope, and the cost of discipleship. Jared started the meeting by asking the Lord for divine knowledge. They also stressed the significance of remembering the martyred saints.


Endurance and Faith: A Biblical Discussion Time 4:25

Jared discussed a passage from the Bible, focusing on the concept of endurance in faith. They suggested that the writer, Paul, may have been trying to encourage himself and others, particularly given the persecution Christians faced at that time. Jared highlighted the importance of maintaining confidence and not giving up, as it leads to great rewards in Heaven.


Faith, Patience, and Controversy in Christianity Time 7:42

Jared discussed the concept of faith, drawing heavily from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. They emphasized the need for patience and waiting for the fulfillment of God's promises despite any delays or contrary appearances. Jared also touched upon the controversy surrounding Judaizing Christians who wanted to impose the entire law, particularly circumcision, on Gentile converts. They concluded by discussing the concept of faith in the context of persecution and hardship and how it has encouraged Jewish Christians throughout history.


Cost of Discipleship and Denying Oneself Time 16:45

Jared led a discussion about the cost of discipleship, referencing Luke, chapter 14. They further elaborated on denying oneself and taking up the cross daily, symbolizing the crucifixion of one's weaknesses and following Jesus.


Saltiness and Influence in Christ's Foundation Time 21:57

Jared led a discussion centered around the biblical verses from the First Corinthians and Matthew. They emphasized the importance of building a foundation on Christ and warned against losing one's "saltiness" or influence, as described in Matthew 5. The discussion centered on the symbolic use of salt and its application in the believer's life.


Salt and Light: Disciples' Role in Society Across Generations Time 25:30

Jared discussed the symbolism of salt and light in Christianity, emphasizing its role in illustrating disciples' responsibilities in society across generations. They highlighted that salt, as a preservative and flavor enhancer, represents the disciples' role in preserving God's covenant and influencing the world positively. Jared also underscored the importance of considering the cost of discipleship, referencing the 20,000 Christian martyrs in the year 303 who died for their faith. They stressed that faith and works cannot be separated, as exemplified by the saints who lived out their faith through their actions.


Faith, Gratitude, and Timing Change Time 30:13:Jared expressed gratitude towards everyone for their engagement with his studies. They closed the session with a prayer, emphasizing the importance of faith and the teachings of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They also wished peace to everyone and encouraged them to continue following their messages. Jared mentioned some changes in the timing of their posts due to their busy schedule.


In Christ, love Jared W. Campbell





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