Persecution as Blessing?

July 30, 2023

Service: Sunday

Book: Matthew

Scripture: Matthew 5:11-12

Discussion Questions

  1. What is a highlight from your summer?
  2. Read Matthew 5:11–12. Jesus said, “blessed are you WHEN you are persecuted.” What do you think persecution might look like today? 
  3. Pastor Sam described persecution as resistance and/or distance we experience for following Jesus. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why or why not? What do you think it might mean if we do not experience resistance for following Jesus today?
  4. Jesus said we would be blessed when we experience persecution (resistance). Drawing from the message or Romans 5:1–4, how might we experience blessing from resistance?

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