Faith Under Fire

Faith Under Fire


November 21 • Paul Brooks

From persecution to partnership in the Gospel.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 5:10

What does persecution look like in the world today? What should our response be?

In 2018, the C&MA Canada decided together to re-engage in a large country in South Asia with a population that will outnumber China by 2025. A place where Christianity is the target of intense discrimination and persecution. Home to almost 40% of the least reached people groups of the world. It is the most diverse and complex nation in the world with over 2,000 ethnic groups, 1,700 languages and 40% of the world’s poorest people.

But what does it mean for us as a denomination – a family of churches – to partner together in the gospel? What should missions look like now. We are still called to “Go” – but what does “Going” look like in these days?

In Philippians, Paul refers to the church as being “partners in spreading the good news”. How can we live that out together in the 21st century?

Paul Brooks