Word for the Week...SEPT 4 ---10 / 2006

Early Church History records that Ignatius , Bishop of Antioch at the turn of the first century, was once a disciple of the Apostle John. Ignatius held the office of Bishop for about 40 yrs. He died a martrys death in the Colosseum, or Flavian Amphitheatre, as it was more locally known.

When questoned by the Roman Emperor Trajan, Ignatius replied with faith in... "HIM who was crucified for my sin"...{2 Cor.5:21} It is ONLY by The unfathomable Grace of God that we, who are prone to stumble and fall in our Christian walk, again and again, are placed in such honourable Company as this...(Heb.12:1ff). As we shall discover, throughout history, men and women of faith have paid the ultimate price of martyrdom, to preserve the true witness to Our Risen Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. As soldiers of the Cross, our primary duty is to remain faithful to HIM who has called us out of darkness into HIS marvellous light.

May The Lord Bless you.

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