“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. (Matthew 5:11-12 NIV)
Блаженны вы, когда будут поносить вас и гнать и всячески неправедно злословить за Меня. Радуйтесь и веселитесь, ибо велика ваша награда на небесах: так гнали и пророков, бывших прежде вас. (Матфея 5:11-12 Russian)
Dear Father in heaven ~ thank you for the precious gift of life on this new day that arrives with certain highly beneficial promises for all those who trust and obey your beloved Son. Lift up the hands of those who labor hard in teaching and preaching the gospel message. Encourage those who fight the good fight of faith, even when they feel unworthy to the calling, and when they face powerful and bitter opposition to Christ our Lord. What a wonderful Savior you have given us! He urges us to rejoice and be glad in anticipation of a great reward awaiting the faithful. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister