July 25, 2021
Blessed are the Persecuted
The last message in our summer Beatitudes series.
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven." Jesus bookends His Beatitudes message with reference to the kingdom of Heaven and encouraging His followers to "rejoice and be glad" when they face persecution. But what is persecution? How are we to respond and how can we respond with joy?
The goal of persecution is to silence the witness, but the Lord gives us power to overcome fear for His glory.