1. Describe a time when you have suffered some form of persecution.

  2. How did it make you feel?

  3. Jesus says that the world hates us because it hates him. How does this encourage you?

  4. What are the reasons Jesus gives for the world’s hatred of Christians?

  5. In what way is our election related to our own persecution?

  6. Jesus says that the world hate him for no reason (v25), what do you think he means by this?

  7. In v26, Jesus again promises that the holy spirit would come from the Father. In what way is the Holy Spirit related to our response to persecution?

  8. If you were to experience the persecution the apostle and early Christians experienced, how well would you suffer?

  9. What is one way you can prepare for this?