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David Curry to the Church in the West: Please, Do Not Sleep While Persecution Rises

“There were at least 3700 Christians killed for their faith last year in the north of Nigeria.”

“The pressure on Christians is rising across the world.”

“[Pressure on Christians in the U.S.] is both real and it’s not to be compared with North Korea or even China.” 

“When you look at the Old Testament, I think it helps us to understand it was written by persecuted believers.’

“We’ve maybe drifted from this idea of counting the cost when you come to know your faith at a really true and deep level. I think this is a chance for [the American church] to begin that engagement again.” 

“What I recommend for pastors and that they begin to intersect with the stories and at least begin getting an education on what’s going on around the world.”

“The reality is that the church in the West is asleep, by and large, on this subject…by and large, pastors don’t know what’s going on. Therefore, churches don’t know what’s going on.”

“We are going to see more persecution, but we are also going to see a greater response to the gospel than we’ve ever seen before if we are united, if we stay rooted in the scripture, and if we reach out and are obedient to care and pray for those in chains and suffering in the name of Jesus.”

Mentioned in the Show by David Curry

Book of Job
God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew
Open Doors
Open Doors Resources
Pray for the Persecuted [app]
World Watch List 

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Jason serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at PastorServe, a ministry committed to strengthening the Church by serving pastors through personal coaching and church consulting. He also hosts FrontStage BackStage, a podcast and YouTube show, that helps pastors embrace healthy, well-balanced leadership as they develop a sustainable rhythm for life and ministry. Prior to joining the PastorServe team, Jason served as Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at Outreach, Inc., and as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement. Additionally, Jason served for nearly two decades in pastoral leadership, primarily as a lead pastor, in several contexts, including church plant re-launch, multisite church, multiethnic urban church, and an established suburban church. His experience as a lead pastor has provided numerous opportunities to coach and mentor pastors across the country. Jason and his beautiful wife, Monica, are the proud parents of six children and live on Anastasia Island, Florida. @jasondaye