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Blessed Homes: Persecuted
May 28, 2023

Blessed Homes: Persecuted

May 28, 2023   /   Christ UMC

Blessed Homes: Persecuted

 Matthew 5:10-12


Jesus teaching about the beatitudes can be applied to our


We are not just a Christian home; we are a centered family


Today’s key thought: If you are a Christ centered family, you will be


Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11  “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:10-12 (NIV)

 How do we our families for persecution?




 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted… 2 Timothy 3:12 (NIV)

18  “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19  If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20  Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also…. John 15:18-20 (NIV)



When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 1 Corinthians 4:12 (NIV)


When family identity is , peer pressure is weak


When family identity is, peer pressure is strong




 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. 13  But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ…” 16  However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 1 Peter 4:12-13, 16 (NIV)


 God helps you prepare for that will come!

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