“The Suffering Church”
We as the Church today would be remiss if we were to dismiss suffering – after all, it is promised to us. As Capital Church, we are thankful to live in a place where we are free to worship together and don’t face harsh persecution for our faith as many of our brothers and sisters do around the world. Join us and pray for the next 50 days for the 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted.
Follow this link and scroll down to locate the map/list of countries. Click on the country for that day and pray.. (Be sure to check out the “Points of Prayer”)
Pray for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to be strong and find hope through Christ. Pray for the government to see the light and be challenged to care for all people, including Christians. Pray for the non-believers to come and know the Lord. Pray that the Lord transforms suffering and persecution towards his children to become the catalyst that leads to revival.
Primary text: Revelation 2:8-11
Other texts in this message: Matthew 10:16; 24:9, 21-22; John 16:32-33
WORSHIP SONG LIST
Open Up the Heavens written by Meredith Andrews, Andi Rozier, James McDonald, Jason Ingram and Stuart Garrard
Holy Spirit written by Brian and Katie Torwalt
Good Good Father written by Pat Barrett and Anthony Brown
This I Believe written by Matt Crocker and Ben Fielding
DOWNLOAD THE GRAPHICS
Revelation 2:8-11, Matthew 10:16; 24:9, 21-22; John 16:32-33, Jeremiah Johnston, The 7 Churches of Revelation, Suffering, Jeremiah Johnston