Did Someone Tell You Christianity Was Going To Be Easy?
The Big Idea: Because God is faithful, I can do my best in the midst of suffering.
Maybe you heard it at a youth camp, or in a sermon, or from a well-meaning friend: Becoming a Christian is great! It solves all your problems and makes life so much easier!
Here's the truth: Christianity is not for wimps. The world (most of it) hated Jesus. And it's not too fond of His followers either. While we might not suffer like the first century Christians did, Peter's words of encouragement to them can help us live a life of service to each other and courage in the face of ridicule even today. Brett Clemmer explores Peter's call to be the church and face suffering in light of eternity.
Here is the transcript file:
transcription 8-12-2016 not easy.pdf