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Beatitudes, Discipleship, Excerpts

Joy: Finding Victory in Suffering

 
“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness…. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad…” (Matthew 5:10-12)
 
Jesus invited His first disciples to simply follow Him. There was something about Him that was magnetic, causing men to drop everything and follow regardless of the risks. Those who did embarked upon the most remarkable and surprising journey imaginable! Only those who truly follow this Savior discover the promised destiny of eternal significance, “And I will make you fishers of men.”

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