"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body." (2 Corinthians 4:8-10)
The Church in Egypt has been going through one of the most intense times of persecution they’ve faced in decades. In the last twelve months alone, more than 102 Coptic Christians have been killed in attacks on churches and individuals. But this decade is also becoming one of the most profound, consistent expressions of the power of Christ in the Egyptian Church, as testimonies of forgiveness are being heard from every side, and public figures are beginning to take notice.
Will your church remember the persecuted Church in Egypt in your worship service on November 5 or 12, the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church? You can order free bulletin inserts from Faith Alive here (please order by October 1st to ensure that your inserts arrive on time) and visit crcna.org/DayOfPrayer to view a powerpoint, prayer, and suggested songs.