Revive Our Hearts Weekend Podcast

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Understanding the Persecuted Church

Episode Notes:

These episodes made up today's program:

"Purposeful Suffering"

"God's Story in Iran"

"Hope & Perspective for the Crisis in Ukraine"


Dannah Gresh: Listen, you need to be praying for the persecuted church right now! Here’s Karen Ellis.

Karen Ellis: God's people are here for a reason. They're here for moments like this. They're here to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in these moments in word and deed. They desperately need the strength of the rest of the global body doing this—empowering them.

Dannah: Today, we’ll talk about the persecuted church. You’ll be encouraged and challenged.

Welcome to Revive Our Hearts Weekend, I’m Dannah Gresh.

The world seems to have gone crazy. We have a pandemic, we have wars and rumors of wars, we have pain and suffering. And it seems to be on the top of everyone’s mind. Today, I …

Episode Resources

Did you know: 

  • Every day thirteen Christians worldwide are killed because of their faith.
  • Every day twelve churches or Christian buildings are attacked.
  • Every day twelve Christians are unjustly arrested or imprisoned and another five are abducted.

On this episode of Revive Our Hearts Weekend, Dannah Gresh hears from Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Tom and JoAnn Doyle, and Karen Ellis on the topic of the persecuted church. 

About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …

About the Host

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh is the co-host of Revive Our Hearts podcast and the founder of True Girl, a ministry dedicated to providing tools to help moms and grandmas disciple their 7–12-year-old girls. She has authored over twenty-eight books, including a Bible … read more …

About the Guests

Tom Doyle

Tom Doyle

Tom Doyle's experience in the heart of the Islamic Middle East is extensive. Whether in his books, on television, on the radio, at conferences, or in local churches, Tom shares fresh, compelling, and thought-provoking reports of God's activity. Tom and … read more …

JoAnn Doyle

JoAnn Doyle

In 2017, God called Tom and JoAnn Doyle to begin a new ministry, Uncharted, to sound the alarm and inspire believers to join God’s great harvest among Jews and Muslims. JoAnn is also the guest on various national television and … read more …

Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis is the Director of the Edmiston Center at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, where she teaches practical theology courses on Christian endurance in the face of cultural hostility. She holds master’s degrees from Yale University and Westminster Theological … read more …