Because He loves us they hate us The message is as clear and true as God meant it. We love Him because He loved us first. But the world hates us because He was and is hated, first.
A Hard lesson for believers to hear.
Pastor William has hit the nail on the head. Whenever we encounter the worldview, and state the Christian's view, the world will turn on us, in every situation. Expect it and embrace it and count it as all joy as a sign of His love for us. The world hates believers, as they hate Christ.
There is no middle ground to loving Jesus Christ. If we do love Him and obey Him and stand fast for Him, then we will have persecution.
Thank you William for teaching us that lesson.
M. Shumaker (10/19/2011)
from Bradenton, Florida
A Must Hear! Do I love God enough for the world to hate me? I pray I do.
Mary Ann (10/19/2011)
from Bradenton, Fl.
Timely Message Praise God for bringing each one of us to Grace Fellowship Church because we have the privilege of hearing this kind of expository preaching 2-3 times a week and the result has been Spiritual growth for each one of us. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!
from SILKWOOD NOW IN MYRTLE BEACH
THIS HARD PREACHING This message is sobering for any believer, but it is true. Pastor William clarifies the scripture like no other.
His teaching is clear and straight-forward and always makes the listener think hard about the message that the Lord has given to us through His servants.
William has been blessed with an incredible investigative drive and a spiritual desire to reveal this to his audience. His skill of unwrapping the text and delivering a clear message never fails to uncover truths that even long time Christians have never really seen before, even after many years of bible study. I, for one, feel that he is as good as any teacher I have ever heard at proclaiming, admonishing, teaching, and edifying his flock so they will be complete in Christ.
Thank you Lord, for giving us our pastor. I pray that others locally in the area will join us in regular worship, and all others will listen regularly to William revealing the word of God through His holy scriptures each week.
Marie Villada (10/19/2011)
from Bradenton, Fl.
Great Sermon! Thank You Pastor William for your exposition of John 15.
BILL SIMMONS (10/19/2011)
Great Sermon! the world hates my Father, so therefore
they hate me also, praise be to the
FATHER, SON, and HOLY SPIRIT,
the blessed Holy Trinity from eternity
past and eternity future.
bill and marlene,
Ms. Jamie (10/19/2011)
from Bradenton Fl. USA
Thank you Jesus Thank you JESUS for your Comforter,Thank you for a NEW life in
You, and Thank you for Loving me. and Teaching me and giving me YOUR PEACE.
and your perfect plan in my life. Thank you for OUR Pastor William Rogers
My church family @ Grace Fellowship Church Bless each person I have met through the caring fellowship at GFC. Where we hear your Scripture one verse at a time. only by SCRIPTURE ALONE,
FAITH ALONE, GRACE ALONE, CHRIST ALONE,
TO GOD'S GLORY ALONE. Thank you in your name JESUS I pray. Amen
William Rogers is the former pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Bradenton, FL, where he has served the last 14 years as the founding pastor/teacher. He is a graduate from Criswell Bible College and Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX.