Fruit, Friends and Foes (You Will Be Persecuted)

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

  1. “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you.”
  2. “The world hated me and they will hate you!”
  3. The one who hates me also hates my Father.
  4. “I have told you these things to keep you from stumbling.

What should one do if we are being persecuted?

  1. Depend on the Counselor to help you.
  2. Cry out to God for deliverance!
  3. Get out of Dodge if you can!
  4. Keep the right perspective in the midst of it all!
    1. Don’t forget God will be just
    2. Don’t forget that this is not the final act
  5. 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.

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Jimmy Acree (Pastor Jimmy) has served as lead pastor elder of the Bacon’s Castle family since September of 1987. Fresh out of seminary, he returned to the area where God brought him and this church together. There was actually only one week between the former pastor’s leaving and Jimmy beginning to preach.Jimmy is a graduate of Ferrum College and Columbia International University. He had completed his course work for a DMin from Liberty University though still lacks to complete his dissertation.Raised in Latin America, Jimmy is fluent in Spanish and loves to practice his Español!He and his wife Anne have six grown children spread out across the country. Jimmy enjoys motorcycle riding and enjoying the company of friends, both old and new.

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