Persecution of the early believers III

Christian Religious Studies JSS3 First Term

Sub-theme: Fellowship in the Church

Week 9

Persecution of the early believer's III

Performance objectives

Students should be able to:

1. Give examples of persecution of Christians in their churches and communities

2. Sing songs of peter’s miraculous release from prison.


Persecution of the church by Saul (Acts 8:1-3)

Saul was born a Roman citizen in Tarsus, capital of the Roman province of Cilicia and the residence of the governor. He is the ringleader led the Jews to stone Stephen to death.

Immediately Stephen died, there was mass persecution against members of the early Church in Jerusalem. Many of the Christians were killed. Saul was at the forefront of the persecution, killing or dragging many Christians from their homes to prison.

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