Happy, Happy, Happy – Those Who Are Persecuted


“God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

4 questions:

1.  What is persecution?

Aggressive and injurious behavior carried out in a hostile spirit, normally by a group, but also by one individual toward another.

“Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭NASB‬‬

2.  In the Beatitude, who are those that are blessed?

3.  Why are those who ‘do what is right’ persecuted?

“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

4.  How should followers of Jesus respond to persecution?

“Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Matthew‬ ‭5:12‬ ‭NASB‬‬

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