Persecution: hostility and ill-treatment especially because of race or political/religious beliefs.
How to handle persecution:
John 15:18-20 1 Peter 4:12
Acts 5:41 1 Peter 4:13-14 Matthew 5:10-12a
We can rejoice in persecution because…
we are counted worthy of it
it proves our faith is genuine
we can relate to Jesus better
it helps strengthen our faith
we have a great reward
Acts 5:42 Acts 14:22
Questions: Is there any specific opposition/persecution you are facing in life?
If not, what may be holding you back or intimidating you from sharing or living out your faith?