In John 15, Jesus promises that the world will hate His followers. In this lesson we look at what Jesus had to say about persecution, including why the world will hate His disciples. We also look at examples of martyrdom and accounts of Christian persecution in the early Church. May Jesus' teaching on persecution and the faithful witness of the Church through history strengthen those Christians suffering around the world today and help us to prepare to face persecution in the Western part of the Church, should it come.
The World Will Hate You (John 15:18-16:04) - Lesson Outline (PDF)