(Read John 15:18-27)
In this Bible passage, Jesus explains to His disciples that if He suffered, if the world hated Him, if they persecuted Him, they too would go through the same thing. But why? Because those who come against Christ’s followers do not know the Father who sent Him (verse 21).
Jesus wasn’t just saying that the men who walked alongside Him would go through difficulties for the cause of His Name, but we would also have to face persecutions, sufferings and abhorrence because we are not of this world.
Maybe you’re thinking, “Then why it is worth it to go through all of that?” Jesus Christ went through all of that to end up on a cross and die for our sins. He didn’t have to do it, but out of love and obedience to the Father, He did it and now you and I have the opportunity to live for an eternity with Him. That’s why it’s worth it to go through whatever may come our way for the cause of Christ.
It may seem like you’re losing when you go through these difficult things, but at the end of it all, you will win, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
Take a moment and think about the amazing love of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
David V. Jimenez
What We Believe
Pastor and Leadership
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Young Adults Ministry