23 Jun Matthew 10:16-18

16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues; 18 and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.

In preparing His followers for persecution, what groups of people did Jesus mention as likely sources of attacks against their ministry? In what ways have you, and other Christ followers today, experienced persecution from religious “experts,” government officials, and non-believers?