The Cost of Friendship With God
Jesus teaches his disciples that there will be a cost to following Him. He says the world will hate you, persecute you and even kill you because it first hated me. This is a sobering reality for many in the world today. What does it mean for us to be ready for persecution and the hatred of the world here in the west? Whatever may come, Jesus teaches that the Holy Spirit is the power to endure and testify in the midst of hardship and persecution.