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Refocusing the Mission: How to Handle Persecution
August 29, 2021

Refocusing the Mission: How to Handle Persecution

August 29, 2021

We will only be ready to handle persecution when we accept that persecution will come our way. Scripture teaches that by following Christ, proclaiming His name, and walking in the light that we will be hated. Scripture also gives us practical ways to handle persecution. 

Acts 19:21-22 ESV

These two verses tell us where Paul is headed, but Acts 20 and 21 show that even though he was led by the Spirit, persecution awaits. 

1. Paul faces Persecution. 

Acts 19:23-28 ESV

2. The Riot. 

Acts 19:29-34 ESV

3. Paul is Delivered. 

Acts 19:35-41 ESV

How do we handle persecution? 

Pray during it – Matthew 5:44 ESV, Luke 23:34 ESV

Patient under it – 1 Corinthians 4:12 ESV

 

There is Hope -Revelation 21:4-5 ESV

 

Persecution is real. People all over the world right now are faced with the reality of being beaten, jailed, or killed because of the name of Jesus. We will glorify God in our suffering if we pray through it and remain patient in it. 

 

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