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John 15:18-6:4 – “The world will hate you”

My sermon notes for Sunday, June 3rd as we continue our study through The Gospel of John. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  To see the sermon each week or subscribe to the weekly sermon podcast please visit


John 15:18-6:4 – The world will hate you

John 15:18-6:4

[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.’

[26] “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. [27] And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning. (ESV)

[1] “I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. [2] They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. [3] And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. [4] But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.


An overview of Chap. 15

15:1-11 – Our relationship with Christ – The Vine

15:12-17 – Our relationship with believers– Love one another

15:18-6:4 – Our relationship with the world – They will hate you


The world will hate you – vv. 18



Because we are not part of them – vv. 19-20


Because they do not know God – v. 21


Because they are enslaved to sin – vv. 22-25


BUT… We are born again, we know God, we are free from sin.  WE HAVE THE SPIRIT OF GOD LIVING WITHIN US. – vv. 26-6:4

Remember, Satan has come to kill, steal, and destroy, but Jesus came to give life more abundantly. John 10




The does/has come to do


Therefore, those that have the Spirit are His.  Those that do not have the Spirit are of the world.


The What Now:  How do these truths change our life.


John 12:43

for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.


Acts 5:29

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.


Galatians 1:10

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.

Ephesians 6:6

not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.



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