Preparing Our Family for Persecution

Lisa Cherry —  October 7, 2014

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Evidence of the changing attitudes toward Christianity is all around us. From ISIS beheadings to student Christian clubs being disallowed in our schools, persecution is becoming a new reality for all Christians.

As I have watch the shocking images coming out of the Middle East, my heart is sobered. I'm asking myself a very important question that I encourage all my readers to think about:

How prepared is my family to stand for Jesus in the face of persecution?

Doug and I are making adjustments in our home even this week. Our children need foundation to their faith, strength to their resolve, and spiritual support to walk out their convictions.

 We have found it to be very important that our children hear stories of those who are standing with courage for Jesus. In Hebrews 11 you find a list of the heroes of faith. I think it's very exciting to find those in our midst today who may be standing with Hebrews 11 type faith.

Voice of the Martyrs has released Liena’s Prayer: A mother’s offering in war-torn Syria, a powerful video available to our families for free with this link. We may also want to take up advantage of their offer of a free DVD to be sent to our churches in observance of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, which is November 2.

 I'm praying for you and your kids today. What an exciting time to be a Christian!

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