Fruit, Friends and Foes (You Will Be Persecuted)
John 15:18-16:3 (CSB)
“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” – Tertullian
- “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you.”
- “The world hated me and they will hate you!”
- The one who hates me also hates my Father.
- “I have told you these things to keep you from stumbling.
What should one do if we are being persecuted?
- Depend on the Counselor to help you.
- Cry out to God for deliverance!
- Get out of Dodge if you can!
- Keep the right perspective in the midst of it all!
- Don’t forget God will be just
- Don’t forget that this is not the final act
- Love your enemies and pray for your persecutors.
We are to be different!
Let us not forget our brothers and sisters who are suffering today for the cause of Jesus.