Jesus doesn't pull any punches in John 15:18-16:4.
Jesus tells His followers in this deep talk that they should expect to be hated by the world. Dig deep into this passage of Scripture this weekend and wrestle with these questions as you do:
- Why will Jesus' followers be hated by the world?
- What do you think Jesus meant when he referred to the world?
- Are you willing to be hated because of your association with Jesus?
Bonus points: Matthew 10, Mark 3, and Luke 6 give us the list of names of Jesus' 12 apostles. Do you know how any of them died? Spend some time doing a bit of research into their lives after Jesus ascended into Heaven. Did they experience the hatred Jesus told them they would?