Joe Pullen - April 14, 2019
Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted Because Of Righteousness
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Jesus gave us the Beatitudes to explain to us how His kingdom operates. As we learn to live in His kingdom with Him, we are changed. We take on the attributes of Christ which are listed in each of the beatitudes. As we become more like Jesus, the more we live like Jesus. The more we live like Jesus the more the world will treat us as it treated Jesus. By experiencing persecution, we become identified with Christ and reflect Him to the world in ways that cause His kingdom to grow and the faith of believers to deepen – making it one of the richest blessings of all!
In this series, we explore the eight blessings (or Beatitudes) recounted by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. Each is a proverb-like proclamation, without narrative.