Pray for the Persecuted

We’re hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:8-9)

Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Millions of Christians worldwide are praying for our brothers and sisters who are in dangerous and difficult circumstances due to their faith.

We’re all in this together. As Paul said, when one part of the body suffers, “all the parts suffer.” (1 Corinthians 12:26)

Blessed Are The Persecuted

GUWG-Crown-ThornsWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the of Jesus.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

The world says: Do the right thing as long as it’s not inconvenient or painful.

Jesus says:

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10)

He then added a bonus beatitude:

Rejoice When Persecuted

GUWGCrossWe continue our journey through every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

Jesus said that “all the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments”:

  1. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
  2. Love your neighbor as yourself.

(Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:28-34)

We’re in the midst of reviewing 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus that show what it reeeeeally means to love God and others. Here’s today’s featured command:

The World Hates Jesus and His Disciples

GUWG-Cross-Thorns-2We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

Jesus is in his last days on the planet. He’s giving final instructions to his disciples.

Following Jesus can be an unpopular and downright dangerous thing. Here’s what Jesus says:

Blessed Are The Persecuted?

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re taking a deep dive into the Beatitudes. Here’s today’s selection.

The world says: Do the right thing as long as it’s not inconvenient or painful.

Jesus says:

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10)

He then added a bonus beatitude: