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1 When You Are Persecuted… Matthew 5:10-12 Dr. Rick Griffith Singapore Bible College

2 Title

3 New York City

4 Notice of Eviction

5 Tough to Find a New Place of Worship

6 2 Timothy 3:12 “Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”

7 What price are you paying for being a Christian?

8 How do you respond to unjust treatment?

9 How should you respond to unjust treatment?

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12 Why should we accept persecution with joy?

13 The Beatitudes

14 Mount of Beatitudes

15 Church of the Beatitudes

16 View of the Sea of Galilee

17 What did Christ teach?

18 The “Be Attitudes” “The sermon showed how a person who is in right relationship with God should conduct his life” (Barbieri, BKC)

19 Matthew 5:10-12 Two reasons we should accept persecution with joy

20 I. Persecution causes us to look forward to our rich rewards (10-12a).

21 “On earth as it is in heaven” (6:9) God blesses us when we are persecuted for doing right because our suffering shows we are members of God’s family

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23 © 2006 TBBMI f. The Garden of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem 64 Gospels Acts Epistles Revelation JESUSCross Church Life 1 The Kingdom

24 © 2006 TBBMI f. Gospels Acts Epistles Revelation JESUSCross Church Life "In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was, 'Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the kingdom of heaven is near' " 65 Matt. 3:1-2 NLT

25 © 2006 TBBMI f. Gospels Acts Epistles Revelation JESUSCross Church Life “…Jesus began to preach and say: 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand…Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom…' ” 65 Matt. 4:17, 23

26 © 2006 TBBMI f. "Jesus sent out the twelve apostles with these instructions: 'Don't go to the Gentiles or the Samaritans, 6 but only to the people of Israel— God's lost sheep. 7 Go and announce to them that the kingdom of heaven is near'" 65 Matt. 10:5-7

27 © 2006 TBBMI f. Gospels Acts Epistles Revelation JESUSCross Church Life “But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” 66 Matt. 6:33

28 78b Political Physical Intellectual Spiritual Emotional What Kind of Kingdom Did Isaiah (and Matthew) Envision?

29 Jesus Promised a Political Kingdom

30 Tim Tebow

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34 Jewish Passover

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36 Persecution for Righteousness

37 “Do this to remember me”

38 The Agape (Love) Feast

39 Worship in Catacombs

40 Perpetua's Martyrdom ( AD 203)

41 Bible Visual Resource Book, b Philippi in the Time of Paul Philippi was a rich, Roman colony with the same rights as the citizens of Rome! “But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior” (3:20 NLT )

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43 I. Persecution causes us to look forward to our rich rewards (10-12a).

44 II. Persecution causes us to look back at our rich heritage (12b).

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46 Overview Jeremiah

47 The prophet Jeremiah's life illustrates how costly serving the Lord can be.

48 Isaiah the Prophet

49 We identify with these great prophets when we suffer for Christ

50 Main Idea: Rejoice in persecution because it helps you look in two key directions

51 I. Persecution causes us to look forward to our rich rewards (10-12a).

52 II. Persecution causes us to look back at our rich heritage (12b).

53 2 Timothy 3:12 “Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”

54 To Think About…

55 Black


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