The Beatitudes: “Persecuted for His Name”

Matt, Derek, and Alastair draw the Beatitudes series to a close with a discussion of persecution for the sake of Christ's name.

Have you ever wondered if Christian persecution really happens in America? Are you confused about how to respond when you are persecuted for your faith? In this episode, Alastair, Derek, and Matt finish their series of discussions on the Beatitudes. If you’ll recall, in the last episode, there was some disagreement as to whether being persecuted for righteousness’ sake and being persecuted for Jesus’ name’s sake are one beatitude or two. Can the guys come to an agreement? Find out in this exciting conclusion!

Note: when we recorded this episode, we thought it would be released during July. It was not released during July. So the specific Book of the Month which Matt mentions is outdated — but see below for the new Book of the Month.

And go to the 100 Days of Dante website to learn about (and sign up for) Matt’s new project!

The Book of the Month is Ministers of Reconciliation: Preaching on Race and the Gospel. In this collection of essays, issues of race and ethnicity are explored from a variety of perspectives, offering guidance to pastors on how to address those topics in their own contexts. Each builds on a foundational passage of Scripture. With contributions from Matthew D. Kim, Dhati Lewis, J. D. Greear, and more, Ministers of Reconciliation offers practical and biblically faithful approaches to the subject of race. For the month of August 2021, Mere Fidelity listeners will get a 40% discount on their purchase of this volume with the code MEREFIDELITYAUG21 at checkout.


Book of the Month & 100 Days of Dante
The Final Beatitude?
The Scandal of Christ
What counts as real persecution?
How to React to Persecution
The Beatitudes aren't about us.

Follow DerekAndrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Timothy Crouch for keeping us organized. Thanks to Tim Motte for sound editing. And thanks to The Joy Eternal for lending us their music, which everybody should download out of gratitude for their kindness.

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