Entertainers say the “crowd” is fickle, they love you one minute, and they hate you the next. When you stand up for Jesus, you might also find some people won’t like you. Even Jesus had enemies and all He did was love people. Following Jesus is to go against the mainstream of everyday thinking, so expect trouble to come your way from time to time. The good news is that you are never alone; He is always with you.

MATTHEW 5:1-12 God is with those who suffer

Philippians 3:7-14 Christ is worth more than all suffering
Romans 8:31-39 If God is for us, who can be against us?
John 16:25-33 You will be scattered, but I am with you
Acts 7:54-60 Stephen saw the glory of God in suffering
  1. What is new and interesting?
  2. What don’t you understand?
  3. How will I react when faith in God brings trouble my way?
  4. What will you share with someone this week?