PERSECUTION
Reason for Joy
Matthew 7:13 "Enter through the
narrow gate. For wide is the gate
and broad is the road that leads to
destruction, and man...
14 "But small is the gate and narrow
the road that leads to life, and only a
few find it."
8 Sign Posts
• Blessed are the poor in spirit ...
• Blessed are those who mourn...
• Blessed are the meek...
• Blessed are...
8 Sign Posts
•Blessed are the merciful, for they
shall receive mercy.
•Blessed are the pure in heart for they
shall see Go...
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who
are persecuted because of
righteousness, for theirs is the
kingdom of heaven.
PERSECUTION
Matthew 5:10 "…persecuted
because of righteousness…"
Matthew 5:11 "…persecuted …
because of me.."
KINDS OF PERSECUTION
Matthew 5:11 Blessed are you when
people insult you, persecute you and
falsely say all kinds of evil ...
THE "JOY" OF PERSECUTION
1.Fatherly _________.
Matthew 5:10 "…for theirs is the
kingdom of heaven."
validation
THE "JOY" OF PERSECUTION
Matthew 25:23 "Well done, good
and faithful servant. You have been
faithful with a few things. I ...
THE "JOY" OF PERSECUTION
2.We're given a badge of _____ .
Acts 5:41 The apostles left the
Sanhedrin, rejoicing because the...
THE "JOY" OF PERSECUTION
Philippians 3:10 I want to know
Christ and the power of his
resurrection and the fellowship of
sh...
THE "JOY" OF PERSECUTION
3.We will receive a great ______.
Matthew 5:12 Rejoice and be glad,
because great is your reward ...
LIVING WITH AN ETERNAL
PERSPECTIVE
2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light and
momentary troubles are achieving
for us an eternal...
18 So we fix our eyes not on what is
seen, but on what is unseen. For
what is seen is temporary, but what
is unseen is ete...
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good
fight, I have finished the race, I have
kept the faith.
LIVING WITH AN ETERNAL
PERSPE...
8 Now there is in store for me the
crown of righteousness, which the
Lord, the righteous Judge, will
award to me on that d...
1 Peter 5:10 And after you have
suffered a little while, the God of all
grace, who has called you to His
eternal glory in ...
PERSECUTION
Reason for Joy
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Persecution - Reason for Joy

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06/22/14 Sermon
Pastor Seth Gatchell
Pacific Church of Irvine
www.pacificchurch.com
Final message in a series on the Beatitudes.

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Persecution - Reason for Joy

  1. 1. PERSECUTION Reason for Joy
  2. 2. Matthew 7:13 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it."
  3. 3. 14 "But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
  4. 4. 8 Sign Posts • Blessed are the poor in spirit ... • Blessed are those who mourn... • Blessed are the meek... • Blessed are those who hunger …for righteousness…
  5. 5. 8 Sign Posts •Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. •Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. •Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.
  6. 6. Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  7. 7. PERSECUTION Matthew 5:10 "…persecuted because of righteousness…" Matthew 5:11 "…persecuted … because of me.."
  8. 8. KINDS OF PERSECUTION Matthew 5:11 Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
  9. 9. THE "JOY" OF PERSECUTION 1.Fatherly _________. Matthew 5:10 "…for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." validation
  10. 10. THE "JOY" OF PERSECUTION Matthew 25:23 "Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your Master’s happiness."
  11. 11. THE "JOY" OF PERSECUTION 2.We're given a badge of _____ . Acts 5:41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. honor
  12. 12. THE "JOY" OF PERSECUTION Philippians 3:10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,
  13. 13. THE "JOY" OF PERSECUTION 3.We will receive a great ______. Matthew 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. rewar d
  14. 14. LIVING WITH AN ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE 2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
  15. 15. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. LIVING WITH AN ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE
  16. 16. 2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. LIVING WITH AN ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE
  17. 17. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day - and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. LIVING WITH AN ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE
  18. 18. 1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, establish, and strengthen you. LIVING WITH AN ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE
  19. 19. PERSECUTION Reason for Joy

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