3 Reasons for Christian Persecution
Topic: Persecution Passage: John 15:18–15:27
In this sermon podcast, Pastor Brent offers three reason for Christian persecution so that we can persevere to the glory of God.
As Jesus finishes His lesson to the disciples on the demand to abide in His love, He turns to a new subject that they must be aware of. Jesus has taught the disciples that they will go and bear much fruit in the world. But, as they go and love one another and love the lost and call unbelievers to faith in Christ, they will also suffer much hatred and persecution.
While Jesus has time and again promised a bright future for the disciples, He is also aware of how the world will treat them due to their association with Him. And, Jesus wants them to be ready and prepared for this persecution when it comes. Therefore, Jesus gives the disciples and all believers three reasons why they will be persecuted by the world. Having these reasons in hand, all believers will be equipped to persevere to the glory of God.