When Being Hated is a Good Thing

Made for Glory

Ever feel like it is hard to follow Jesus? That making decisions to be pure, have integrity, and live out what the Bible says is difficult.

This is not accidental. In fact, Jesus tells that it is part of God’s plan.

Is there a point to it though?

Most followers of Jesus can understand that living for Jesus in our culture will be difficult, but what is the reason? Is it just to be difficult or does it have a greater purpose?

How as a follower of Jesus do you handle a culture that seems more and more intolerant of your beliefs? How do you raise kids in a culture that doesn’t think like you or believe like you? How do you handle yourself in a culture that does everything to put you on the outside looking in?

This Sunday, we’ll continue our series Made for Glory as we look at John 15:18 – 16:4 where Jesus tells us that we should expect it to be difficult to follow him, to keep his commandments, to be pure and holy, but that we can do it through his power, not our own.

In these verses, Jesus tells us we should expect to experience what He experienced and because of that, we will then experience the glory with God that He has promised to his followers. 

If you have ever struggled with how to follow Jesus in our world, or to stay pure, keep the commands of Jesus or if you’ve wondered what it looks like to follow Jesus in a way that makes sense in our culture, this is going to be a great Sunday to be at Revolution.

Remember, we meet at 10am on Sunday mornings at 8300 E Speedway Blvd.