In Matt. 5:15, Jesus says, “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” In this segment on the Beattitudes which lay out the foundation elements of Christ-like living, Pastor John talks about the nature of persecution, even its importance.
We need, he sa to live in a way that causes people to make a decision, to consider that God is real, and come to a place where they have to accept or reject Him.
The message is actually delivered in two segments separated by a video about a Christian believer in India who was persecuted.
There’s the first part of the message:
Here’s the video: The true story of Pastor Suta
And here’s the rest of the message:
Here’s a YouTube playlist of the worship music we sang during the service.