“How To Handle the Hate“

Speaker: Paul Godbout

Series: The Gospel of John

Primary text: John 15:18-25

Speaker: Paul Godbout
Series: The Gospel of John
Primary text: John 15:18-25

If they hate you because you love Jesus, love them because you love Jesus.

In John 15, Jesus teaches an important lesson about how to respond when people hate us because of our discipleship to Jesus. We are to respond not with retribution, not with anger, not with hatred—we are to respond with love. As disciples of Jesus, we are at war. But we’re not at war with the media, not with special interest groups we don’t like, not with the government, and certainly not with people. We are at war with the Kingdom of sin and death and separation from God. You are a disciple of Jesus—and disciples of Jesus are different. Through Christ’s love and sacrifice, we are set free from the Kingdom of sin and death and invited into the Kingdom of Heaven right now. As citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven, we are called to love those who hate us.

Other texts in this message: John 13:1,16-17, 35, Matthew 3:2, 5:43-45, Ephesians 6:12, Luke 23:34, Romans 6:23, 1 Corinthians 15:57

Homework

If anyone this week, hurts you or hates you, may you love them because you love Jesus.

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Echo
Israel Houghton, Matthew Ntlele, Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, and Alexander Pappas

O Come to the Altar
Christopher Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, and Wade Joye

Hosanna
Martin Janke and Brooke Ligertwood


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