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(Formerly Christ Foundation Gospel Ministries)
Apatapiti layout, Phase 2, Orunmoluyi Street, Opposite Zion Hostel Gate, FUTA
THEME: Living in the Kingdom: God Reigns
TOPIC: Christian Persecution and Sufferings
MAIN TEXT: Luke 21:10-19
MEMORY VERSE: 2 Timothy 3:12 (In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ
Jesus will be persecuted. NIV)
Over the years, Christians have been persecuted and have suffered for their belief in the Lord
Jesus Christ. Suffering and persecution is part of the Christian experience. Paul regarded it as a
grace gift. He said, “For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on
Him, but also to suffer for Him. (Philippians 1:29.30). Now that you have accepted Jesus Christ
as your personal Lord and Savior, also accept this reality that with this salvation experience
come suffering and persecution.
1. What is Christian persecution and suffering? Share personal experience(s), if any.
2. From verses 10-13, why are Christians persecuted?
3. What should be our attitude and disposition to persecution and suffering? Vs 14-15;
1Pet, 4:12-16.
4. From where should we expect persecution? Vs. 16
5. Are Christians expected to suffer? Phil. 1:29
6. What are the rewards of suffering persecution for Christ’s sake? Vs. 18-19 (NIV)
In our suffering, we have the opportunity to partake in the sufferings of Christ and the
assurance of receiving the crown of life. Let us continue to pray for grace to endure to the end in
the face of persecution and sufferings.

FURTHER READING: 1 Peter 2:18-25, Matthew 5:11-12
1. The Cist of Commitment by John White (Inter-Varsity Press, UK)
2. Tortured For Christ by Richard Wurmbrand (Love in Action Society, India)
3. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe (Whitaker House, USA)

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