Blessed are the persecuted

Pastor Scott at Faith BC in WF has been preaching through a series on the beatitudes.  Yesterday, he preached from the last beatitude of blessed are the persecuted.  It was a tremendous sermon and challenged me in my faith.

In the midst of his sermon, he allowed me to share the story from one incident that some of our friends had with the police in Karaganda.  I think it fit well with his sermon, at least I hope it did!

James writes in the 1 chapter of his book that we are to “count it all joy when trials” come our way.  While it is difficult in the midst of the struggle, looking back when can see the Hand of God leading during the trial.  God is so good…