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