- 1 year ago
TEXT: John 15:18-23
Josh McDowell said, "There was a time when only specialized Christian missionaries needed to be able to defend the gospel of Jesus Christ. Today every Christian has an opportunity and obligation to present the gospel effectively and in Christian love. That your neighbor, your mechanic, your employer or employee, even your children's friends need proper understanding and an effective Christian witness is abundantly clear."
When Jesus came, He pulled back the pristine, religious curtain that hid the sins and crimes of the Jewish religious establishment. He lived and preached as the Light in the world of darkness. Unfortunately, religious Jews who thought they were righteous did not like the way Jesus exposed their hearts for what they truly were. Instead of changing and accepting Jesus as their Savior, they hated Jesus because, now, "they had no cloak for their sin."
Jesus' disciples and all Christians following them who are faithful to the Gospel message will face