The Joy of Persecution

October 10, 2021 Pastor: Bill Thompson Series: Life in God's Kingdom

Passage: Matthew 5:1–16

TEXT: Matthew 5:10-12

SERIES: Life in God’s Kingdom




Two reasons why persecution is relevant today:


  1. Current ___________ occurrences of persecution.


  1. The ______________ teaching on persecution.



“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”


Point of the Passage: Life in God’s kingdom is characterized by _______________ in all circumstances which brings great blessing.



  1. The ____________ for Persecution.





  1. The _____________ to Persecution.


  1. Persecution shows that we are a ___________ of the kingdom of heaven.


  1. Persecution brings a great ___________ in heaven.



  1. Persecution puts us in ____________ company.






Application Questions


  1. What is the most subtle form of persecution you have experienced or seen done to other Christians?
  2. How does having an eternal perspective help you endure difficulties?
  3. How can you have joy in all circumstances, even persecution?
  4. Are you willing to suffer to bring Jesus and His Gospel to a lost world?

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