“HOW TO BE THE CHURCH WHEN IT’S HARD! [Based on 1 Thessalonians]
Life is more challenging and difficult today than it has been for most of us our entire lives. While it is relative compared to previous generations or different countries around the world – it is nonetheless real for us. These are times of trial in many ways. Paul’s letter of encouragement to the believers in Thessalonica – facing their own trials of persecution and being marginalized for their faith in Christ – invites us to learn how to be the Church when it’s hard (and when it’s not), helping us navigate the days ahead.