The Persecuted

Matthew 5:1-12

While persecution is something most people avoid at all costs Christ arrives on the stage of history and claims it is nothing less than an essential part of following him. He says that, in a mysterious way, those who are persecuted for righteousness sake are blessed and in that blessing will possess the Kingdom of Heaven. In this message hear how Jesus' teachings and life show us that a life lived righteously over a period of time brings persecution as the Kingdom of Heaven crashes into the kingdom of men.