Preparing for Persecution

This morning our Sunday school lesson was about Daniel in the lion’s den. It was a one-off study. We just got through studying the life of Joseph, and next week we begin a new series on Isaiah and Jeremiah.

Instead of actually studying the lesson, I elected to play a recording of an interview that Focus on the Family did with Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, who is currently serving an eight year prison sentence in Iran because of his Christian faith. You can hear the broadcast here:

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/trusting-god-in-the-midst-of-persecution

After listening to this broadcast, the question comes to mind: How can I personally prepare myself and my family for persecution?

Here are some thoughts in answer to that question. Feel free to add your own thoughts in the comments. Continue reading