Ben Davis Christian Church
How to Respond to Persecution
November 8, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
2 Thessalonians 1:

How to Respond to Persecution

November 8, 2020 / 2 Thessalonians 1:

Tension:

Before the return of Christ, believers across the globe will be , and some believers will their faith.

Why are Christians ?

  • Hostility towards minority religious groups
  • Lack of basic
  • No freedom of religion

2 Timothy 3:12

2 Thessalonians 1:3-5

Pain is

In the previous year…

  • Over 260 million Christians lived in places where they experienced severe persecution
  • 2,983 Christians are killed for their faith
  • 9,488 churches and other Christian buildings attacked
  • 3,711 believers detained without trial, arrested, sentenced or imprisoned.

Pain is

Pain will be

2 Thessalonians 1:6-10

Clarifying Questions:

  • How can you respond to the trials of your life?
  • What are some ways you can encourage others when trials arise in one another’s lives?
  • As you take up your cross and follow Jesus, how can you testify to others that God is still good even in your suffering?

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

Take Away:

for the church!

  1. Pray for their
  2. Pray for their
  3. Pray for their
  4. Pray for their
  5. Pray for their witness
  6. Pray for

 

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