Presentation on theme: "Persecuted For the Cross of Christ"— Presentation transcript:
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2 Why Was Jesus Persecuted? Jesus was persecuted because he did not follow the man-made doctrines of his culture (Jn. 5:16)Followers of Jesus will be persecuted like he was (Jn. 15:20)Paul the persecutor (Acts 8:1; 22:4; 26:11; Cor. 15:9; Gal. 1:23), became Paul the persecuted (Acts 13:50; Gal. 4:29; 5:11)
3 Why Was Paul Persecuted? Paul was persecuted because he preached the truth about circumcision (Gal. 5:11)The Judaizing teachers avoided persecution by preaching what was popular about circumcision (Gal. 6:12)Persecution comes when a Christian stands for truth on any subject and does not follow the man-made doctrines of his culture
4 Persecuted For the Cross Persecuted “for the cross of Christ” means a Christian is persecuted for upholding the truths of the gospel of the cross of Christ (1 Cor. 1:17)When a Christian acts in a “godly” way he will be persecuted (2 Tim. 3:11-12)Individually: personal evangelismCollectively: local church standing for right
5 What Persecuted Christians Need Love that leads to pray for (Mt. 5:44) and bless (Rom. 12:14) the persecutorsEndurance to the end (Mt. 10:23; 13:21; 23:34; Lk. 11:49; 21:12; 1 Cor. 4:12; 2 Thess. 1:4)Hope of the heavenly reward (Mt. 5:10-12; Mk. 10:30)Confidence that God is on our side (Rom. 3:35-39)