It comes as no surprise that Jesus’ followers are persecuted by the world, but they are also supported by the Holy Spirit Himself.

Scripture: John 15:18-27

ESV Text: John 15:18-27


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 15

     18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. 23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

     26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: 27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 524:
In Thee, Lord, Have I Put my Trust

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1. In Thee, Lord, have I put my trust; 
Leave me not helpless in the dust, 
Let me not be confounded. 
Let in Thy Word My faith, O Lord, 
Be always firmly grounded. 

2. Bow down Thy gracious ear to me 
And hear my cries and prayers to Thee, 
Haste Thee for my protection; 
For woes and fear Surround me here. 
Help me in mine affliction. 

3. My God and Shield, now let Thy power 
Be unto me a mighty tower 
Whence bravely I defend me 
Against the foes That round me close. 
O Lord, assistance lend me. 

4. Thou art my Strength, my Shield, my Rock, 
My Fortress that withstands each shock, 
My Help, my Life, my Treasure. 
Whate’er the rod, Thou art my God; 
Naught can resist Thy pleasure. 

5. The world for me has falsely set 
Full many a secret snare and net 
To tempt me and to harm me. 
Lord, make them fail, Do Thou prevail, 
Let their disguise not charm me. 

6. With Thee, Lord, have I cast my lot; 
O faithful God, forsake me not, 
To Thee my soul commending. 
Lord, be my Stay, Lead Thou the way 
Now and when life is ending. 

7. All honor, praise, and majesty 
To Father, Son, and Spirit be, 
Our God forever glorious, 
In whose rich grace We’ll run our race 
Till we depart victorious.