Persecution – Suffering Character Harassment

Text: 1 Peter 3:13-17; Matthew 5:10 –  Pastor Win concludes the first section in the Sermon on the Mount and looks at the last Beatitude. Jesus teaches believers that if we live out the first seven Beatitudes, we will experience the 8th – persecution! When we cultivate kingdom character, living as light in a dark world, sin will be exposed. This often leads to opposition. But Jesus says “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake.” They are called citizens of God’s kingdom.