- Read Matthew 5:11-12
A casual read through Hebrews chapter 11 will show you the many prophets and people that were persecuted and killed for the sake of the kingdom.
- In your own life (or someone close to you), have you seen yourself be insulted or lied about because of Jesus or your faith?
- When something has been hard in life, how have you been able to praise Jesus instead of being sullen?
- Does praising Jesus mean that you are fake and not angry or sad? How does this work in real life?
Memorization Verse: Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”