Respond to persecution by reflecting Godís heart for the suffering.
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Persecution is a reality for many Christians around the globe, and it is a crisis that demands our response. But in the midst of such painful realities, it can be difficult to ignore the big questions it raises: Where is God in the
midst of suffering? How should we respond? How can we avoid ministry burnout? The answers are found by discovering and meditating on Godís heart for his children.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 23, Matthew 25:31-46, 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: God is present in the midst of persecution and suffering.
Teaching point two: God calls us to share in the suffering of others as we love and support our persecuted neighbors.
Teaching point three: God uses us in our limitations to extend his love for the persecuted.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
"Standing with the Desolate," by Ziya Meral (March 2009)
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