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.
Our anger is nothing more than our wounded ego, our not getting our way or what we want. And this is where Jesus comes in and has the answers to…
Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the gift of salvation that we have received.
A stressful lifestyle, being overworked, under-challenged, time pressure, caring for an ill relative, and unresolved conflicts with colleagues all contribute to stress and possible burnout. Any extreme commitment that results in neglecting your own needs, may lead to burnout. This week Pastor Mark helps us understand how to overcome burnout, and how to live today so that we can thrive tomorrow.