March 18 & 19, 2017
#Kingdoms: The Test
You can take your own notes at the bottom of this page!
Song Titles from this Weekends Gatherings:
- Only King Forever by Elevation
- This is Amazing Grace by Bethel Music
- Behold by Hillsong
- O Come To The Altar by Elevation
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven...
1. Expect It
2 Timothy 3:12
“Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”
“If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. The world would love you as one its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of this world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.
2. Endure It
1 Corinthians 4:12
When we are cursed we bless; when we are persecuted we endure it...
“When your identity in Christ is strong, peer pressure is weak. When your identity in Christ is weak, peer pressure is strong.”
3. Embrace It
1 Peter 4:12-13, 16
“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ........v16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.
1. I give my life to Jesus
2. I need to expect, endure, and embrace persecution.
3. I need to quit living a life with a "NOW" perspective and focus more on God's heavenly Kingdom.
4. I have not experienced persecution and need to evaluate whether I am living a Christ-Centered life.
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