Sermon Series: The Life of Christ: From Creation to the Cradle to the Cross to the Crown

Sermon Title: The Sermon on the Mount-The King's Mandate: The Reason for Persecution

Sermon Text: Matthew 5: 11

Sermon Date: September 4, 2016


I. The Reason for Persecution

       A.  The Life we Show “For righteousness sake”

       B.  The Lies we Suffer “against you falsely”

       C.  The Lord we Serve “for my sake”

 

II.  Our Response to Persecution

 A.  Remember we will reign in life “theirs is the kingdom of heaven”

    i. The hellish life-this returns evil for good

   ii. The human life-this returns evil for evil

  iii. The heaven life-this returns good for evil

  B. Rejoice in  the Lord verse 12 “rejoice and be exceedingly glad.”

How?

    i.  Remembering the company we resemble  v-12 “for so they persecuted the prophets which were before you.

   ii.  Showing the character we reveal that we are living for Jesus

  iii. Remembering the compensation we will receive “Great is your reward in heaven.”

C. Release the Love of Jesus on those who persecute us Matthew 5:44-45

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