Sermons on Persecution & Martyrdom

Blessed Are the Persecuted

Matthew 5:10-12

by John Piper

To the degree that you believe what Jesus sees in heaven, to that degree you will be able to rejoice and be glad in suffering.

"I Am Sending You Out as Sheep in the Midst of Wolves"

The Cost and Blessing of Being a Christian Missionary

Matthew 10:16-31

by John Piper

The costs and blessings of being a Christian missionary.

Spreading Power Through Persecution

Acts 8:1-8

by John Piper

God makes persecution and suffering serve the unstoppable mission of the church.

He Trusted to Him Who Judges Justly

1 Peter 2:18-25

by John Piper

Our calling, our vocation is to be misunderstood, criticized, ignored, and hurt for doing what is right, and not to return hurt for hurt.

Let Us Go with Jesus Bearing Reproach

Hebrews 13:12-16

by John Piper

Christians have a hope that frees them to move toward need, not comfort.

Bless Those Who Persecute You

Romans 12:14-21

by John Piper

If you see and savor mercy in Christ, you will love being merciful.