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The Glory Of Innocently Suffering

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The Glory of Innocently Suffering

1 Peter 3:13-16

"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ()

Don Don’t

“The persecution and genocide of Christians across the world is worse today “than at any time in history,” and Western governments are failing to stop it.”

Be scared!
Be scared!

“Not only are Christians more persecuted than any other faith group, but ever-increasing numbers are experiencing the very worst forms of persecution,”

Be disturbed!
Be disturbed!

Don’t

Be scared!

Be disturbed!

When you suffer for good…

1. You silence detractors, 15-16.

¨By your attitude- “sanctify.”

¨By your actions- “testify”

¨By your answers- “defend”

2. You obey God’s will, 17.

3. You imitate Christ, 18.

- “For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.”

- "Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us."

Making It Personal:
a What is my attitude toward suffering?
a What have been my actions when I have faced unjust suffering?
a What is the Christlike way to handle unjust persecution?

Truth To Take Home:

When you suffer for good, be zealous for good.

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