When we face criticism, we often respond with anger, denial, or defensiveness, but that causes us to miss a great opportunity for growth. Paul shared wisdom with the Thessalonian church to help them persevere through challenges, and that wisdom can help us remain steadfast through obstacles, persecution, and criticism today.
There are few things more powerful than a community of people that is strong and healthy, but too often, communities are neither, focusing more on convenience, greed, and image management than supporting one another. In the Acts 2 church, we see an inspired example is possible when we become a community that gives life.

Never Alone

May 23, 2021
On Pentecost Sunday, the Holy Spirit came and filled the followers of Jesus, and because the same Spirit is present in us, we are never alone.