Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Persecuted Church

You may have noticed that I have added several links to websites dealing with the persecuted church. Throughout Brent's ministry he has tried to promote an awareness of persecuted Christians throughout the world. Here at our new church we have a "missions moment" and then a "prayer for the nations" to do just that...bring to front of our minds those brothers and sisters in Christ who are daily being persecuted for the sake of the gospel. Many of these dear people have been beaten, thrown in jail, their meeting places burned to the ground & in some cases they have paid the ultimate price, their life! Why should we pray for those we do not know? One simple answer...Hebrews 13:3 "Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering."
So I encourage you to go check out these sites and pray for those who are willing to speak the name of Jesus-many times at great cost to themselves and their families. May we never become so comfortable here in America that we neglect to open our eyes to see the gospel going forth to all the nations through the suffering & persecution of God's bride.

1 comment:

  1. This is so important! It is important for us to remember our brothers and sisters and to do what we can to serve them. Living in a communist country, I have seen what we can learn from these brothers and sisters. Have you read the book "The Heavenly Man" by Pastor Yun? It is awesome.