Over the years I’ve had the privilege of speaking on behalf of the persecuted church, and at times I’ve found myself wanting to place them on a pedestal.
However, the more time I spend listening to them and their stories I realize they have no desire to be raised up, but rather to see their lives point to Christ and see Him lifted up. This is just one of the lessons I have learned in the past twelve years working at Open Doors.
Their passion to follow Christ, despite persecution (at times to the point of death), is inspiring. But if I put them on a pedestal, I miss the whole point! They walk the narrow road (Matthew 7:13-14) out of obedience to God, and they hope to see us do the same.
I am excited to announce that Open Doors Fortify has a new curriculum available online for FREE!
This study will take you through four life-changing lessons we have learned from our brothers and sisters living in persecution. Each lesson includes Scripture, discussion questions, stories from the persecuted church, prayer points and a video.
Whether you use it for personal study, go through it with your small group or use it as a teaching series, I believe you and everyone you share it with will be both challenged and blessed.