Suffering for your Faith? - John Van Sloten

May 25, 2014

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryIn this message Pastor John will be preaching on faith and suffering (a tough topic). Is a faith you won't die for worth living for? Do you suffer in any way for your faith? We will focus on these difficult words of Jesus, “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10, NIV

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Jesus’ expanded version of the beatitude, Matthew 5:10-12, NIV

“If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.”
Jesus in Luke 9:23-24, NLT

“The life Jesus provides for us is a life that provokes hostility.”
Eugene Peterson, Regent College Lecture

“Father… please take this cup of suffering away from me.
Yet I want your will, not mine.”
Jesus on the night before he died, Mark 14:36, NLT

Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote, ‘God is there, ready to help;
I’m fearless no matter what.
Who or what can get to me?’”
Hebrews 13:5-6, MSG

“… What we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory [God] will give us later.”
Romans 8:18, NLT

Beatitudes series images by Sarah Van Sloten

Songs for this service, click to listen/watch.


Give Me Jesus

It is Well With My Soul

Everything - Hughes

Consuming Fire

In the name of love

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June 07, 2014
I worship god and our lord and savior jesus christ at home. your church and words are what I listen to almost every sunday. thank you.
pjk661 (via You Tube)
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May 30, 2014
That judgemental jerk is your brother though!
Christopher Stocking (via Youtube)
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persecuted,Matthew 5:10,Hebrews 13:5-6

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