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  • Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Aug 18, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 766 views

    My agenda is that at the end of this sermon you are able to state three phrases and mean them with all of your heart: #1 I honestly have no idea what this passage really means. #2 I am so blessed. #3 May I do the same as them.

    BEATITUDES SERIES: PERSECUTED MATTHEW 5:10-12 #Beatitudes INTRODUCTION I have a particular agenda today as we take a look at the last of the beatitudes from Matthew 5. Matthew 5:10-12 is about persecution because that word occurs in verse 10, verse 11, and verse 12. What is my agenda? My ...read more

  • Persecuted

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,018 views

    How to find encouragement when everything seems to be against me.

    Satan has three lines of attack. First, he tries to keep men from becoming Christians. Then, if stopped here, he tries to keep them from being active and useful as Christians. And finally, as a last resort, he tries to destroy their character. (Lou Nicholes - Author and Missionary). THOUGHTS ...read more

  • Persecution

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 40 ratings
     | 6,019 views

    1. Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

    1. Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. And for many of us this is something we may find hard to relate to. For we live in a land of freedom - free to worship God and free to live out our faith -at least for now. Like me, most of us have never experienced violence in ...read more

  • Persecution Series

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 30 ratings
     | 9,680 views

    The believer’s suffering is in the will of God. Do not be supprised and rejoice!

    PREPERATION OUTLINE INTRODUCTION: If you would like to follow along with me, I will be reading a passage out of 1Peter 4:12-19. Before I do, I’d like to give a brief couple of facts about Peter’s life. Peter was a fisherman, businessman and an Apostle. The Apostle Peter became a disciple ...read more

  • Handling Persecution Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Oct 1, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,412 views

    How did Jesus handle persecution?

    Jesus said in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Jesus promised an abundant life to his Disciples! But then in John 16:33 Jesus told His Disciples, "In this world you will have trouble!” What did Jesus mean with these statements? How did ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Dec 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,689 views

    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of Jesus. Part 8 in the series.

    Blessed are the Persecuted November 23, 2008 Matthew 5:1-12 As we look back on the past weeks that we have been talking about the Beatitudes, Why does Jesus say the poor in spirit will be blessed? How can you be considered fortunate in the midst of mourning or being meek, especially ...read more

  • Praying For The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Mar 31, 2014
     | 3,299 views

    Prayer was needed for the Thessalonians who were persecuted but still growing in their Christian faith.

    Before we read our passage today, let us note again some background. As we can see in a map, Thessalonica is a port in Greece. Let’s open our Bibles to the Book of Acts, Chapter 17:1-15…. And so we note that the Church in Thessalonica was initiated by Missionaries Paul, Silas, and ...read more

  • The Gift Of Persecution Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 8, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,967 views

    Persecution shows us that we are doing what we are supposed to do: be different and make a difference.

    A little over 3 years ago, a group of students at an Alabama high school recited the Lord’s Prayer together in the lunchroom, which prompted a suit by the parents of another student. In response, Judge Ira Dement, on October 29, 1997, termed the action “religiously based ...read more

  • The Persecuted Church Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Mar 16, 2011
     | 3,781 views

    (Preached on July 4th): This message focuses on the first church-wide persecution in Acts. Attention is given to the implications the Gospel has for believers as members of both God's kingdom and a country.

    * The difficulty in approaching a July 4th message: - We sometimes "read" America into Scripture when we shouldn't - Bible doesn't reference America as a country of predict the events of July, 1776 * If we're not careful, we end up using today to exalt a nation instead of Christ - We do not ...read more

  • Responding To Persecution Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Nov 18, 2019
     | 2,463 views

    We must keep speaking even when told not to.

    Responding to Persecution Acts 4:1-22 Rev. Brian Bill November 16-17, 2019 Imagine a church that lives on mission by gathering with God’s people, by growing in their faith, by giving what God has given to them and by going with the gospel, all for the glory of God. This church is known as a place ...read more

  • Worthy To Be Persecuted Series

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on May 30, 2013
     | 2,950 views

    Peter and John rejoiced because they were persecuted for the Name of Jesus ... do we act the same today?

    Worthy to be Persecuted Acts 5:17-42 Introduction - Set the stage: -- Church was beginning to see full assault persecution -- Peter and John were willing to be bold; to continue proclaiming Jesus -- (Last week) Ananias and Sapphira give us great insight into integrity -- We see that ...read more

  • Concern For The Persecuted

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 12, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,290 views

    Concern for the persecuted, confirmation of faith and love, committal to the Father and the Son

    A. Intro & Conclusion Shawshank Redemption- the beers • Are we desiring to live an increasingly Christ-like life? • Are we devoting our whole lives to the love of others, and the building-up of younger Christians? • Are we being picked on for being like Jesus, and how are we coping with ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Richard White on Nov 19, 2011
     | 1,944 views

    The key to being blessed while being persecuted is to remain faithful

    Blessed are the Persecuted, theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven It seems like an oxymoron, happiness for the persecuted, joy for the hunted? The word Blessed means “Oh How Happy.” The word translated “persecuted” means, hunted, afflicted, harassed, by hunters, or an enemy ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Frank Lay on Oct 12, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 8,039 views

    As we examine this beatitude, let’s note some ways true believers are persecuted and what our reaction to persecution should be.

    BLESSED ARE THE PERSECUTED Matthew 5:10-12 The Apostle Paul was describing the many different persecutions he faced in his life as a preacher of the gospel. He shared how the Lord had delivered him from from them all. He wrote, “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Mar 4, 2006
    based on 65 ratings
     | 14,588 views

    Week 8 of an 8 week sermon series on the Beatitudes that focuses on our call to stand in persecution.

    BE-Attitudes February 26, 2006 Blessed are the Persecuted Funny: A Texan billionaire w/ a beautiful daughter loved having parties at his pool which was home to a 20 ft. great-white. Every night he’d issue a challenge to the men: “½ my fortune or my daughter’s hand in marriage to the man ...read more