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Persecution


1. Christ suffered. Ps 69:26; Joh 5:16.

2. Christ voluntarily submitted to. Isa 50:6.

3. Christ was patient under. Isa 53:7.

4. Saints may expect. Mr 10:30; Lu 21:12; Joh 15:20.

5. Saints suffer, for the sake of God. Jer 15:15.

6. Of saints, is a persecution of Christ. Zec 2:8; Ac 9:4,5.

7. All that live godly in Christ, shall suffer. 2Ti 3:12.

8. Originates

a. Ignorance of God and Christ. Joh 16:3.

b. Hated to God and Christ. Joh 15:20,24.

c. Hatred to the gospel. Mt 13:21.

d. Pride. Ps 10:2.

e. Mistaken zeal. Ac 13:50; 26:9-11.

9. Is inconsistent with the spirit of the gospel. Mt 26:52.

10. Men by nature addicted to. Ga 4:29.

11. Preacher of the gospel subject to. Ga 5:11.

12. Is sometimes to death. Ac 22:4.

13. God forsakes not his saints under. 2Co 4:9.

14. God delivers out of. Da 3:25,28; 2Co 1:10; 2Ti 3:11.

15. Cannot separated from Christ. Ro 8:35.

16. Lawful means may be used to escape. Mt 2:13; 10:23; 12:14,15.

17. Saints suffering, should

a. Commit themselves to God. 1Pe 4:19.

b. Exhibit patience. 1Co 4:12.

c. Rejoice. Mt 5:12; 1Pe 4:13.

d. Glorify God. 1Pe 4:16.

e. Pray for deliverance. Ps 7:1; 119:86.

f. Pray for those who inflict. Mt 5:44.

g. Return blessing for. Ro 12:14.

18. The hope of future blessedness supports under. 1Co 15:19,32; Heb 10:34,35.

19. Blessedness of enduring, for Christ’s sake. Mt 5:10; Lu 6:22.

20. Pray for those suffering. 2Th 3:2.

21. Hypocrites cannot endure. Mt 4:17.

22. False teachers shrink from. Ga 6:12.

23. The wicked

a. Addicted to. Ps 10:2; 69:26.

b. Active in. Ps 143:3; La 4:19.

c. Encourage each other in. Ps 71:11.

d. Rejoice in its success. Ps 13:4; Re 11:10.

e. Punishment for. Ps 7:13; 2Th 1:6.

f. Illustrated. Mt 21:33-39.

24. Spirit of-Exemplified

a. Pharaoh &c. Ex 1:8-14.

b. Saul. 1Sa 26:18.

c. Jezebel. 1Ki 19:2.

d. Zedekiah &c. Jer 38:4-6.

e. Chaldeans. Da 3:8-30.

f. Pharisees. Mt 12:14.

g. Jews. Joh 5:16; 1Th 2:15.

h. Herod. Ac 12:1.

i. Gentiles. Ac 14:5.

j. Paul. Php 3:6; 1Ti 1:13.

25. Suffering of-Exemplified

a. Micaiah. 1Ki 22:27.

b. David. Ps 119:161.

c. Jeremiah. Jer 32:2.

d. Daniel. Da 6:5-17.

e. Peter &c. Ac 4:3.

f. Apostles. Ac 5:18.

g. The Prophets. Ac 7:52.

h. The Church. Ac 8:1.

i. Paul and Barnabas. Ac 13:50.

j. Paul and Silas. Ac 16:23.

k. Hebrews. Heb 10:33.

l. Saints of old. Heb 11:36.