Last week we began a new study at Piney Grove entitled I Am N. The study is by Voice of the Martyrs and has a video component that vividly speaks to the persecution of the Christians fleeing the persecution from ISIS in Syria and Iraq. I am also adding to this study some of the basic beliefs of Islam. Last week we looked at the 5 pillars of Islam and some basics of how Islam came into being.
Tonight we will first examine some of the different sects within Islam and how the groups of Sunni and Shiite vary in their faith and practice. We will also look as to where these groups are located and some of the leaders within these groups.
The video will emphasize the word Courage tonight as there is no doubt to be a Christian in the Middle East today takes courage. I hope you will join us toinight in the Fellowship Hall at Piney Grove Baptist Church for this interesting and eyeopening look at the world where Christians are standing boldly in the face of severe persecution.
John 15:20 ESV Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.