Jesus Christ said, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer.”

The Blessings of Serving Christ in the Face of Persecution (Part 2)

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How to Handle Persecution #9 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Matthew 10:24-32: “The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.”

Last week, we began looking at the ten blessings that we receive because we choose to serve Jesus Christ despite the high cost of following Him. We saw that there is a blessing in simply being sent by Jesus, in being given words by the Holy Spirit, in experiencing God’s fatherly care, in gaining the rewards of salvation, and in knowing that the Son of Man is one day coming in judgment and mercy. Today, let’s look at the remaining five blessings of serving Christ in the face of persecution.

1. First, we have the blessing of belonging to Jesus’ household.
2. Second, we have the blessing of knowing that the truth will triumph.
3. Third, we have the blessing of having an immortal soul.
4. Fourth, we have the blessing of a heavenly Father who oversees even the smallest details of life.
5. Fifth, we have the blessing of being accepted by Jesus Christ.