Jeremiah 9:23 – 10:16
1 Peter 4:1 – 19
Matthew 5:10–12 (NKJV)
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
I The accuracy of Jesus’ prophecy about the suffering that His people will have to endure
II The reasons why Christ’s people have to suffer persecution
III Special blessing promised to the suffering Christians