When we choose to follow Christ as Lord, it is possible, even likely, that non-believers will regard us as uncool and reject us. They may persecute us in ways small or large. None of us looks forward to that, but we must not back down in fear. More than we fear people, we should have our highest regard for Christ as the holy one. My message for Sunday is, “When Persecuted, Regard Christ as Holy,” based on 1 Peter 3:13–17.