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Oklahoma Pastor Killed in His Home after Telling Christians They Should Expect Persecution

Christian Headlines - David Evans, the pastor of a Baptist church in Oklahoma, was killed hours after preaching a sermon telling his congregation to go out and live for Jesus and witness as much as possible.

Also in the sermon, Evans warned that the devil would try to destroy those who actively work for Jesus and urged his congregants to expect difficulties. Evans wrote his sermon around a recent trip he took to Mexico, where he said he saw the power of God work firsthand. In his sermon, Evans also focused heavily on the story of Lazarus. After Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, top priests plotted to have him killed because the miracle of his life was leading so many people to Jesus.

"You're brought to life; you're alive again, now the chief priest wants to kill you. That's a full life," Evans said in the sermon. "Why kill Lazarus? Because on account of him, many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus." He said.

Evans went on to state that if the devil is trying to destroy you, then it is because you are a threat to him because you are helping bring people to Jesus. He told the congregation, "Sometimes, I just stop and think. If the devil is not attacking you with everything he's got in trying to destroy and kill you, maybe [it's] because you're not the reason anybody is believing in Jesus. And as a pastor and just as a Christian, what a waste... What a challenge to us because who's coming to Christ because of us? Who's believing.....READ MORE is brought to you by a group of Christian writers and editors who are dedicated to creating a well-rounded look at what’s happening across the globe from a Christian worldview. Our vision is to inform and inspire productive discussion about the current events and online trends that shape our lives, our churches and our world. includes blog posts about current events and Christian media, breaking news, feature articles, and guest commentaries, many written by respected Christian thinkers.



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