newdaywi Levi’s Gospel Revisited: Persecution

Levi was a tax collector who became a disciple of Jesus. We know him better as Matthew, one of the Gospel writers. In his record of Jesus’ teaching, Levi made sure that future disciples were fully warned that there would be persecution. That is still true today, even though we are insulated from it.

KEY TEXTS:

Matthew 5:10 (NLT)  God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

Hebrews 13:3 (NLT)  Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.

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