How Can You Be One With The Persecuted Church? Sign Up For Secret Church!
On a cool October evening in 2012, Massoud gathered with a few other Christian friends for a prayer meeting. As they were praying, the police barged in and arrested all of them. After their loved ones paid a large amount for their ransom, they were set free. However, in July of 2013, they were all convicted on charges of illegal activities and propaganda against the Islamic Regime, and were imprisoned again. Massoud was given the longest sentence of all- five years. What if the police barged into your weekly Bible study meeting and arrested everyone in your group? What if your family had to pay thousands of dollars for the promise of your release? What if you were then sentenced to five years in prison, for praying with other believers? It is difficult to imagine this happening in our own lives. Yet, we are called in 1 Corinthians 12:26 to be united with those who are persecuted for their faith. One of the most powerful ways to be united with these believers is through prayer. On April 18th (Good Friday), David Platt (author of Radical and Follow Me) will be leading an event called Secret Church. This event is a version of a “house church” where Christians meet periodically for an intense time of Bible study-lasting 6+ hours-including a time of prayer for our brothers and sisters across the world who are facing persecution and for those who have still not heard the gospel. Secret Church will be simulcast from The Church at Brook Hills by Radical, the resource ministry of David Platt. Registration is required and includes simulcast license, study guides, and other resources. For more information on this event, and to register, visit http://www.radical.net/secretchurch/