THE PERSECUTED CHURCH

260,000,000 million Christians live in areas of high persecution worldwide. That is 1 in 8 Christians! Jesus called those who experience persecution “Blessed,” because great is their reward in heaven. During this sermon you will learn more about what is happening in some of these countries, and be given an opportunity to stand in the gap with them. Join us as we remember our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ around the world for the International Day of Prayer.

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Specific Call to Action: YOUR CHALLENGE…

  1. Take the time to KNOW and FEEL what other Christians are going through in other parts of the world.
    1. persecution.com
      Opendoors.org
    2. Francis Chan talks about the Persecuted Church
  2. Sign up to receive weekly prayer requests IN REAL TIME of frontline workers in other parts of the world. icommittopray.com

10 specific ways to pray today for members of our persecuted family:

  1. Pray they will sense God’s presence (Hebrews 13:5)
  2. Pray they will know we are praying for them (2 Timothy 1:3)
  3. Pray they will experience God’s comfort (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)
  4. Pray they will see God open doors for evangelism (Colossians 4:3)
  5. Pray they will boldly share the gospel (Acts 4:29)
  6. Pray they will mature in their faith (Colossians 1:28-29)
  7. Pray they will be granted wisdom in covert ministry work (Acts 9:23-25)
  8. Pray they will remain joyful amid suffering (Acts 5:41)
  9. Pray they will be able to forgive and love their persecutors (Matthew 5:44)
  10. Pray they will be deeply rooted in God’s Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
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