Jesus gave Christian's advance warning of what they were to face after His departure and what Christian's are to face before His return. Jesus warned Christians that He was not a part of this age and neither would be His disciples. Not being of this world will eventually result in mistreatment of those who follow Christ. Jesus warned that persecution is a matter of this world not knowing who the Father is and the one that He sent.
Joe Dobson pastors the United Church of God congregations in the Kansas City and Topeka, KS and Columbia and St. Joseph, MO areas. Joe and his wife Pat are empty-nesters living in Olathe, KS. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four wonderful grandchildren.