Hated and Persecuted by the World

Hated and Persecuted by the World

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: John 15:18-16:4

SERMON IN A SENTENCE

While we who are Jesus’ disciples will encounter hatred and persecution, we are helped by the Holy Spirit who empowers us to remain His faithful witnesses.

SERMON OUTLINE

  1. Jesus’ disciples should properly expect to be hated and persecuted by the world because…
    1. …we are identified with Jesus – and the world hated Jesus.
    2. …we are no longer identified with the world.
    3. …the world is ignorant of God.
  2. Jesus’ disciples should properly respond to the world’s hatred and persecution by…
    1. relying on the power of the Holy Spirit.
    2. continuing to testify of Jesus.
    3. not falling away.