Persecution Big Picture – The Biblical Pillar – Part 1

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Persecution Big Picture – The Biblical Pillar – Part 1

Persecution Big Picture – The Biblical Pillar – Part 1

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Persecution Big Picture – The Biblical Pillar – Part 1
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Course description

There's an enemy and where there's an enemy there's a pursuit. We explore how this pursuit looks like in parts of the Bible. We also review the biblical definitions of persecution vis-à-vis the definitions from the realm of human rights.  We will find some striking similarities and dissimilarities.  We look at the ways Christ got into trouble.  We look at the five main sources of persecution in the NT – families, kings, priests, merchants and mobs.  And so, we gain a realization that everyone must become aware of how suffering is integral not only to discipleship but essential to mission.  

What will I learn?

  1. I will learn what is a biblical understanding of Christian persecution and how to define it.
  2. I can identify the different sources of persecution in my own situation and develop strategies to defend myself from these sources.
  3. I can use the strategies learned to stay close to God.
  4. I can witness to others in the same situation and encourage them to use these strategies in their situations.

Course content

Lesson 1 - Build Yourself a Cell
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How do I create a cell for myself?
Lesson 2: What is Persecution? Paul in the Basket of Faith
After Christ in You
The Five Sources of Persecution
The Five Sources of Persecution
A Testimony: Bullets Flying in Thailand
Lesson 3 - A Broad Definition of Christian Persecution
6 Ways Jesus Was Persecuted
Biblical Reflection
Lesson 4: Jesus, the Persecuted - His claims and actions
His teaching and his choice of words
His friends
Lesson 5: The 6 Dimensions of the Enemy's Tactics
1. Destroy
2. Disrupt
3. Distract
4. Distort
5. Deceive
6. Demoralise
Lesson: 6 - The 5 Marks of a Strong Church - Introduction
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1. KNOW God
2. LIVE God
3. SHARE God
4. SHOW God
Youth Persecution
Connecting the 6D's and 5M's to my life
Love of Christ
Lesson 7: The Cost of Discipleship: Matthew 10
Father Boules George - lambs among the wolves
I'm alive!

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