Suffering Church action week begins this Sunday.
As I think about the persecuted church all over the world, I am all the more grateful for the freedoms we have in Australia.
We are blessed to meet in beautiful church buildings and worship the God we can learn to know through the bible, and through the revelation of the Holy Spirit.
This week we can rejoice that God’s spirit and the good news of the Gospel is never chained or contained even though Christian’s may be.
Jesus always warned his followers that they would face suffering and troubles in the world.
In chapter 21 of Luke’s Gospel we read of the Lord Jesus Christ warning His disciples of the events that will take place before the end comes: wars, famines, diseases and disasters (Luke 21:9-11). The Lord also warns of persecution, in which Christians will face imprisonment, betrayal and death (Luke 21:12,16-17).
These prophecies are being fulfilled today, as it has been in every age since they were given.
Therefore, Barnabas fund have highlighted five ways the worldwide Church is suffering – namely through war, disaster, famine, disease and persecution, and remind us that our brothers and sisters desperately need our continued, prayerful support. For more information click HERE. This coming Sunday Alison will briefly remind us of these things, and Geoff Bird will bring us a timely reminder to “Stand” for our faith.
You may like to prepare your hearts and minds for his message by pre-reading 2 Chronicles 20:1-17, and Ephesians 6:10-18.
I look forward to seeing you on Sunday,