June 6 Mission Lesson: The Blessed Ones
Posted on Mon, May 31, 2004:
The Women’s Mission meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM. This section contains the weekly lessons taken from the Woman’s Home & Foreign Mission Society 2004 Guide and Program Book
. Lessons for the month will be added the first of each month to allow you to study at your own pace and be prepared for the meetings. If you have questions or need clarification on any points, send an email to Pastor Williams at Fredwms01@aol.com
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June 6 Mission Lesson: The Blessed Ones: Those Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake
Matthew 5:10; Luke 6:22-23
Living for God and standing up for what is right are not always the popular things to do. But God stands for those who stand for what is right and promises them a place in His kingdom.
You will find some of these people in the church and among community leaders. These are people who oftentimes fight to improve our way of life. They oppose nonbelievers, the judicial system, and many other adversaries who seek to persecute and oppress God’s people. They battle for better healthcare and childcare and equal taxation for everyone. Many of them suffer for trying to do the right thing.
Just like Jesus suffered and was persecuted for righteousness’ sake, the cycle continues. And God continues as well to bless those who stand for those unable to stand for themselves. But the motive for any stance should be one of love; otherwise the most heroic sacrifices are performed in vain.
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