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Matthew 5:11-12
Matthew 5:11-12
We are blessed when we are persecuted because we have nothing to lose!
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Published July 1st, 2016
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Main point summary
We are blessed when we are persecuted because we have nothing to lose!
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Matthew 5:11-12
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when others revile you
and persecute you
and utter all kinds of evil against you
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[THEREFORE] Rejoice
and be glad,
for your reward is great in heaven,
for j so they persecuted the prophets
who were before you.
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Can be rephrased as "just like the prophets, who came before you, were also persecuted".
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Observations... Key words... Questions: 1. What's the main point? 2. How do the subordinate points support the main point? 3. How do suffering and rejoicing go together? 4. How can Jesus claim it is a good thing to suffer because of him? (authority) 5. What's the significance of the comparison with the prophets? How did they suffer? How did they respond? Who persecuted them? Why did they get persecuted? What OT text relate? 6. What is Jesus asking the listener do? 7. Who is Jesus' audience? Who is this directed to? 8. What comes right before this? And how does it relate to this passage?
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