Hard Times! Everybody has them: losing a job, unemployment, getting a bad grade in school, an ominous diagnosis, a sick parent, the death of a loved one, an ugly divorce, a devastating breakup from a long-term relationship, a rebellious child.
There are global things that cause us fear such as an uncertain economy, terrorism, ISIS, and political upheaval.
And then there are hard times we experience because of our faith. We live in a post-Christian world. Most people do not embrace Christian faith. Christians are in the minority. You may face ridicule for your faith. In many places in the world, Christians are openly persecuted for believing in Jesus. How can we stand firm in our faith in hard times?
The Apostle Peter, the unquestioned leader among Jesus’ twelve disciples, has a lot to say about standing firm for Christ in less than ideal times. We will look at what He has to say in this timely series Sunday September 11 through Sunday November 13.
Lesson 1 Going Through the Fire
Lesson 2 How to Be Different
Lesson 3 Growing Up in Christ
Lesson 4 How to Live Like a Christian
Lesson 5 Following Jesus in Cultural Headwinds
Lesson 6 What Are the Keys to Marriage?
Lesson 7 Cultivating a Clear Conscience
Lesson 8 Serving Others With Love
Lesson 9 The Proper Response to Persecution
Lesson 10 Overcoming the Forces of Darkness