Different Perspective in Persecution
May 31, 2020
18“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first. … 20If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also.
--John 15:18, 20
12Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you.
--1 Peter 4:12 NLT
13Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in His suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing His glory when it is revealed to all the world.
--1 Peter 4:13 NLT
19So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for He will never fail you.
--1 Peter 4:19 NLT
DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND TRUST GOD WITH THE RESULTS.
5… “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 6So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. 7Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares
--1 Peter 5:5-7 NLT
10… So after you have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen you, and He will place you on a firm foundation. 11All power to Him forever! Amen.
--1 Peter 5:10-11