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Steadfast Messengers                       Luke 9:51-56

Persecuted Church: Open Doors Watch List 2018

North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan, Eritrea, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Iran, India, Saudi Arabia, Maldives, Nigeria, Syria, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Vietnam, Turkmenistan, Laos, Jordan, Tajikistan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Brunei, Qatar, Kazakhstan,  Ethiopia, Tunisia, Turkey, Kenya, Bhutan, Kuwait, Central African Republic, Palestinian Territories, Mali, Indonesia, Mexico, UAE, Bangladesh, Algeria, China, Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan, Oman, Mauritania, Bahrain, Columbia, Djibouti.

Last year around the world ______________ Christians were killed, or martyred, for their faith. Another 1,252 were abducted, 1,020 were sexually assaulted. 793 churches were attacked. 

A Steadfast Lord sends out gospel messengers                    V. 51-56

Are you thankful that Jesus set His face to complete His mission to save sinners?              Hebrews 7:25

God’s plan is for people who need Jesus to see _______________ face before they see the face of Jesus!

Messengers of Jesus can expect ________________________.

Jesus wasn’t growing disciples under glass domes. He put them out in the elements and let them experience _____________ and rejection. 

Messengers of Jesus can leave ___________________ to the God who will be glorified among the nations!

Acts 1:8           Act chapter 8!

And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him – the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.                  -John 12:47-48