Press Through Difficult Times

There will always be difficult times in life. We wish it were not so, but we know that it is. The question becomes what will we do when we face difficult times.

There are really only two choices. We can quit (though I’m not sure where you quit to). Or, we can press through.

James, who wrote the New Testament book of James encouraged his readers to press through, pray, and learn patience.

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 

 The New King James Version. (1982). (Jas 1:2–5). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

As much as we do not like difficulties, there is a part of maturing in our faith, and in our life, that we can not get any other way. So, we press through difficulties. We pray through difficulties. And, we learn patience through difficulties.

“The meaning of patience transcends the idea of bearing affliction; it includes the idea of standing fast under pressure, with a staying power that turns adversities into opportunities.”

 Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1997). The Nelson Study Bible: New King James Version (Jas 1:3). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

The Faith Hall of Fame, So Far

We hope you are enjoying Pastor’s tour through the Faith Hall of Fame.

The Faith Hall of Fame highlights the history of legendary heroes who demonstrated faith in their lifetimes and defined faith for generations that followed, including our own. 

After defining faith as believing God, we visited the following heroes:

  • Able, who had the faith to offer God what He wanted
  • Enoch, who had the faith to walk with God
  • Noah, who had the faith to act on what what God said
  • Abraham, who had the faith to obey God’s instruction
  • Sarah, who had the faith to receive God’s promise

Next week, we will take another look at Abraham, the only person enshrined twice. The event that landed him here a second time was a significant as it was strange. Hope to see you there…with a friend!

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Free Concert – The Keffers

Join us on Friday, July 27, 2018 t 7:00 pm for a free concert featuring The Keffers.

Admission is absolutely free.

We will be receiving a voluntary offering which will go 100% to the Keffers. The Keffers will also offer merchandise for those interested in purchasing their music and material.

If you have additional questions, please contact us, below. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you there!