According to Jesus, we should expect the world to be upset with us. Yes, even if Christians are the most loving people imaginable. Why? Because the world suppresses the truth in its sin. Unbelievers trip over Jesus because He is “a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.” Why? “They stumble because they are disobedient to the word” (1 Peter 2:8)…  In a world that hates the truth of Jesus, we are raising up a new generation of His followers to share the truth, boldly yet graciously. As we train young people to know what they believe and why they believe, they grow in their knowledge of the truth and thus, grow in their boldness. As they know more of the truth of Jesus, they are transformed by that truth and grow in their graciousness. They become ambassadors who look like Jesus, “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). — Brett Kunkle (from, Taking the Heat)