Elbert Hubbard has written, “The man who is anybody and who does anything is going to be criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. That is part of the penalty for greatness, and every man understands it; and understands, too, that it is no proof of greatness. The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure continuously without resentment.”

In today’s episode, “Will You Stand for Jesus?” Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Transformation Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Palos Verdes, California shows us that when we speak up for Jesus, it is quite possible people will censure us – tell us to be silent and threaten us with physical harm to get their way.

Let’s listen in now as Pastor Matt shows us how James and John, like Jesus, model the path to take when others attempt to silence our witness.