As first-world Christians, it's hard to relate to stories of persecution. But Jesus may someday ask us to lay aside our privileges and suffer for Him. Perpetua shows us how to do so with dignity and perseverance.
Ignatius (A.D. 30-107) was executed in the Coliseum. He wrote, "I hope indeed to have the good fortune to fight with wild beasts in Rome." He reminds us that hardship and even death are opportunities to glorify Jesus.
Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Please take a few minutes to watch the video and pray for our Christian brothers and sisters in North Korea.
This Sunday (11/3) is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Our churches need to be inspired by the stories of faithful Christians. Beyond observing this "holiday," here are some ways to inspire your church on a regular basis.
We worship Jesus comfortably in America. But that doesn't mean our faith is always strong. The world strangles it and tries to choke the life out of it! We need fresh inspiration from a "cloud of witnesses" to help us stay faithful.