The Unexpected Blessing of Perseverance

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Sermon Notes

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

 We need to understand what religious persecution is not.

  • Much of what we have experienced can hardly be considered persecution.

 We should also understand what real persecution is.

  • Many believers around the world still suffer for their faith.

 Most of all, we should follow Christ’s way of responding.

  •  Be Ready for trials to come because of your faith.
  •  Rely on God for the strength to endure and remain faithful.
  •  Respond with love toward those who do you wrong.
  •  Relocate when prudent, following God’s guidance.
  •  Resist compromise in your personal walk with Christ.
  •  Rejoice in the privilege of suffering for the Savior who died for you, and for the promised reward to come!