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How to Respond to Your Persecutors


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SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST FOR THIS SERVICE:
Vashawn Mitchell singing “Nobody Greater”

 

TEXT: 1 Corinthians 4:11-13: “Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.”

Today, we are continuing our series on how to handle persecution. My message for today is entitled “How to Respond to Your Persecutors.” When we are mistreated, it is human nature to want to lash out and retaliate. As Christians, however, Christ commands us to, “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” We should not respond in a un-Christ-like manner to the attacks of the world.