We join thousands of congregations world-wide in praying for the persecuted and their persecutors.

“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” (Hebrews 13:3)

SERMON OUTLINE

God grows his church not just in spite of, but through the suffering of his people.

  1. Suffering prods the Church out of its comfort zone and into the world.
  2. Suffering is the price we pay for taking the Gospel of the Kingdom into a hostile world. (Suffering sometimes melts the hearts of persecutors.)