“When I’m Gone:
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
Some come to believe through them (who will also be hated)
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?