Overcoming Opposition To The Mission


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Where do we find the strength to persevere in the mission to which Christ has called us, especially when the opposition gets fierce?
 
In Acts 4:23-31, we see how the early believers prayed when they were faced with opposition. After Peter and John reported the threats of the Jewish leaders to their fellow believers, they immediately went to the Lord in prayer. Their prayer focused first on divine sovereignty. Then, their requests focused on remaining faithful to the mission. God answered their prayer.
 
When you’re facing opposition to the gospel mission, whether from outside or inside the church, pray to remain faithful to the mission. Pray first, pray together, and pray with all your heart. Remember, God is in control. Don’t get confused about the mission. Ask God to do what only He can do.