Persecution

1 Peter 4:16
Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed.
In Acts 5 the apostles preached even though they had been told not to. They were arrested, questioned, beaten, and told not to preach again. It says in verse 41 that “they departed  .  .  .  rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.” That’s suffering as a Christian - something not to be ashamed of. May we be like those early Christians.