JOHN 15:18-16:4 | Worthy of Suffering For His Name
Introduction: Icebreaker or Game
Read John 15:18-16:4
Around what date is the Gospel of John written?
What is happening to Christians during this time?
What 5 books of the New Testament are traditionally attributed to John for writing?
What is a major theme in these writings from John regarding persecution?
How many consecutive record years for persecution have their been?
What is the most persecuted religious group worldwide?
How does knowing our brothers and sisters in the faith are being persecuted worldwide challenge our own lives and faith in Jesus?
Does anyone personally know someone who has been persecuted? If so, share their story.
What can we do to help Christians who are being persecuted worldwide?
How does this text and seeing the lives of Jesus, his disciples, and all the other martyrs of history change our understanding of success as Christians?
How did the sermon impact you and how did God speak to you?
Pray: (1) For persecuted believers, (2) for our faith and faithfulness to grow.
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