Persecution Uncovered

Strip it all back and at the heart of the Christian faith is the call to live our lives sold out for Jesus; to give Him our time, our talents,everything… but what does that mean for us today? Persecution Uncovered explores the grace, pain and passion of the Christian faith. We reveal the real experiences of persecuted Christians to help others understand more of what it means to be a follower of Jesus in today’s world.

Suitable for any youth, student, or church group, Persecution Uncovered workshops and seminars are fully interactive, highly creative, challenging and fun! If you would like more information please email potential@releaseinternational.org or call 01689 823 491.

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To run our Persecution Uncovered sessions you will need the Full Pack (£10 including P&P – packed full of resources including Leader’s Notes and World Map). To get yours today click the icon above.

If you’d like to have a look before you commit, you can download page one of our Persecution Uncovered booklet by clicking the icon above.

Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.

Hebrews 13:3 (NLT)

Bruised Not Broken

Tough Questions

They are so many difficult questions out there surrounding the issue of persecution.

Many Christians world wide face tough questions everyday…

‘Do you believe in Jesus?’, ‘Will you deny Christ?’ & ‘Will you follow me?’

Release Potential want to explore some of the Tough Questions we are faced with in

our faith in Jesus. It is important for us to tackle some the questions so that we can

grow in our understanding of faith and have a deeper and stronger relationship with Jesus.

To download our Tough Questions, click here

If you could ask God one question.

Why are some Christians treated badly?

When being a Christian is hard.

What is your hope for your future?

What brings you comfort?

Persecution FAQS

The following are some of the most commonly asked questions about Christian persecution.

Persecution: A situation where people are repetitively, persistently and systematically inflicted with grave or serious suffering or harm and deprived of (or significantly threatened with deprival of) their basic human rights because of a difference (race, religion, nationality, political opinion, membership in a particular social group) that the persecutor will not tolerate.

A situation where Christians are repetitively, persistently and systematically inflicted with grave or serious suffering or harm and deprived of (or significantly threatened with deprival of) their basic human rights because of a difference that comes from being a Christian that the persecutor will not tolerate. To distinguish religious persecution from other types, it is helpful to ask, “If a person had other religious beliefs or would change their religion to the majority religion of the country, would things get better for them?” If the answer is “yes”, then it seems that the persecution is on religious grounds.

In ministering to the persecuted church, it is important that there be a common understanding of what exactly a “martyr” is. The word comes from the Greek (martus) and originally meant simply a witness. The word has a wide range of meaning in the New Testament ranging from:

  • Bearing witness in a court of justice (Matthew 18:16; 26:65; Acts 6:13; 7:58; Hebrews 10:28; 1 Timothy 5:19)
  • One bearing testimony to the truth of what he has seen or known (Luke 24:48; Acts 1:8,22; Romans 1:9; 1 Thessalonians 2:5,10; 1 John 1:2)

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