Main Point: If you want to live rightly, you need to follow faithfully.
- Pursue Community (vv. 8-12)
- Endure Kindly (vv. 9-17)
- Remember Christ’s Victory (vv. 18-22)
Additional Sermon Content
May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us, so that the world may believe you sent me.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
…bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
They gave our master a crown of thorns, why do we hope for a crown of roses?.
We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others..