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21 Martyrs and a Family Member’s Response

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
– Matthew 5:10-12

Oh that God would work in my heart like he has in my Egyptian brother’s in light of their great loss for Jesus’ sake. This is a life centered upon the gospel.


Yancey Arrington
Dr. Yancey C. Arrington is an eighth generation Texan, Acts 29 Network and Houston Church Planting Network fan, and Teaching Pastor at Clear Creek Community Church in the Bay Area of Houston. He is also author of Preaching That Moves People and TAP: Defeating the Sins That Defeat You, and periodically writes for Acts 29 and The Gospel Coalition.

1 thought on “21 Martyrs and a Family Member’s Response”

  1. What a beautiful testament to his faith and walk with Christ. May God continue to bless the families with the courage and faith to continue amid the culture of extreme violence for their faith.

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