Ministerial persecution


Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Matthew 10

Text: Matthew 10: 5 – 42 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven. (ESV)

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Introduction:

Unpleasant:

Certain:

Diverse:

  1. The reasons for this persecution:

Christ’s sending:

Christ’s name:

Christ’s disciples:

Christ’s coming:

Christ’s example:

  1. The sources of this persecution:

The religious leaders:

The civil authorities:

The family connections:

  1. The nature of this persecution:

Painful:

Deadly:

Testing:

Purposeful:

  1. The comfort in this persecution:

God’s Spirit:

God’s sovereignty:

God’s reward: