We have the joy of living as Christians, but we do so in a fallen world. The message Panganayi brings out from this text is not an easy one, for Jesus teaches that we will be hated for what we believe. In a world that lives under a different Lord, it is understandable that life as a disciple of Christ is not easy.
However, we have the wonderful knowledge that the Holy Spirit will be with us. While this sermon has a sad beginning, it has a joyful end for it tells us how God carries us through the deepest trials.
Preacher: Panganayi Sithole
Title: Bearing Fruit in a Fallen World
Text: John 15:16 – 16:4
Preached: 16 September 2018
Location: Christ Church Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa