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10 Nov 2019
John 15:18-16:4
Andrew Sach

“When I’m Gone:

Expect Hatred

John 15:18-16:4a

  Introduction: no one is neutral



                   People will hate the apostles because they hated Jesus (vv18-21)


   Remember the WHO AM I? TOOL


















                   People hated Jesus because he exposed their hatred of God


                  by his words (vv22-23)












                  by his works (v24-25)











                   Though opposed, the apostles testified to Jesus words and works


                  Holy-Spirit-enabled (v26)





                  historical (v27)






                  hated (16:1-4)





                   Some come to believe through them (who will also be hated)


                  see 3:19-21











  the only true Christianity is apostolic Christianity


  we shouldn’t be surprised if the world hates the Bible (forewarned is forearmed)


  we shouldn’t be surprised if the world hates the church (don’t expect to be more popular than Jesus, v20!)






  Where do we see our culture’s hostility to apostolic Christianity (perhaps even at the same time as it claims to admire Jesus)?

  How do we ourselves react to Jesus shining his light into our lives and exposing us?

  Are we willing to side with Jesus and be hated?