Haters Gonna Hate (John 15:18-25)
Delivered By
Pastor Michael Daugherty
Delivered On
February 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Central Passage
John 15:18-25

18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.21 But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father also.24 If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: ‘They hated me without a cause.’"

This passage has been called the "Bull's Eye" of Discipleship

Jesus said "Remember when you are hated (persecuted) that I was hated first." 

1. Broaden your bubble - share Christ with others

2. Speak up for Christ but remember to do it with grace. When people reject the gospel, continue to pray for them.

When you share Christ with others, you can expect some hatred (opposition) but don't take it personally. 

Additional Passages:  "They hated me without cause."

Psalm 35:19, Psalm 69:4