It doesn’t seem fair that those who promote peace can fall under persecution. And yet, it happens time and time again. We’re looking at the beatitude, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake.”
Find out what Jesus meant when He said “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake”
It’s not always easy standing up for what we believe. Especially when the result is persecution.
Let's look at Jesus’ words in Matthew chapter five “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake”
The Bible warns us that life won’t be perfect, even for those who follow God. But few things are more painful than persecution.
Do you know someone going through a hard time because of his or her faith? Maybe you’re paying a price at the office, or have a loved one who’s been rebuffed for sharing their beliefs.
History is full of examples of men and women who’ve been persecuted for their faith. But it’s not something relegated to the distant past. Does persecution still happen today?
It’s one thing to stand strong when your beliefs are challenged. But it’s even harder to consider yourself blessed in that awkward moment! Let's look to Scripture and find wisdom in knowing how to rejoice in the midst of persecution.
As followers of Christ, we don’t live for this world. We have the hope of heaven to look forward to one day!
Whether a careless word, or thoughtless decision, we’ve all been hurt by those we love. And if we’re not careful, that pain and resentment can fester, developing into a wound that may not heal.
Having to correct someone you love can make for an awkward encounter. But approaching them with the wrong attitude can make a difficult situation even worse! Our attitude matters when dealing with confrontation!
What happens when you confront someone who’s offended you, and they refuse to change their behavior? How do you restore a broken relationship?