"No servant is greater than his master. If they
persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they
obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours" (John
15.20ff).
 
Our Master speaks of our place...servants of his. We
bring honor to Jesus when we are servants to his
kingdom because of his will for us. When our Master
speaks, we listen, and obey. It is a quality that should
be governing our hearts. But this is not true for all
people.
 
There are many that do not submit to Christ, nor to
his teachings. They stand opposed, worse than that,
they are so against Jesus' kingdom and glory they
would gladly beat you down for associating with Jesus.
They might do this verbally, abusively speaking against
you, or what you are teaching them. They might react
violently, physically attacking you, or your home. These
people, if given the opportunity, would treat your
Master the same way they treat you. Jesus said this
would be true for those who followed him.
 
On the other hand, there are some who desire to hear
the word of your Master, and will so order their lives
in submission to him. They obey things you say
because they want to obey Jesus. So, keep teaching!
 
- Alex