We see a clear example of God's intention for the Church to suffer and grow with these believers, the first to be called Christians.
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We see the Church's early struggle and response to persecution and false religion trying to attack externally.
How does the Gospel spread even with persecution? How do you participate in global mission?
As Christians, we are promised suffering and persecution in this life. But we can overcome all trials through Christ and the hope we have in Him.
Every Christian is called into the Church and therefore called to the Mission. Opposition and persecution are promised, but so is salvation.