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If you have recently experienced loss, tragedy, and severed relationships…consider Jesus.  If you are being mocked at work, school, or in your own family…consider Jesus.  If you feel powerless and unable to get ahead in this world because you’ve been relying solely on your own abilities…consider Jesus.  Maybe you feel overwhelmed by a sinful habit that weighs you down from the moment you wake up in the morning…consider Jesus.

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Small group and involvment minister John Presko shares his favorite passage of Scripture: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. Christians need to be contenders, always in training and be self-disciplined.

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We are often oblivious to Satan’s attacks but we need to be strong in the Lord because Satan is powerful and resourceful. By putting on the armor of God, we can thwart Satan's attacks.

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Every person can experience the peace of God - even in the toughest of times - by taking these actions:

  1. Worship God in every situation
  2. Pray to God in every situation
  3. Dwell on God’s truth in every situation
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Every person should eagerly anticipate the return of Christ because we will reunite with believers who have already died. We will also meet the Lord in the air and be with Him forever, and we will not be caught by surprise unprepared.

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Every person can encourage and strengthen others in the faith by taking these same approaches as Paul:

  1. Care deeply about the faith of others  
  2. Choose to be a team player 
  3. Increase your love for all people
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Every person can give evidence of genuine faith by answering yes to three questions:

  1. Is the Word of God at work in your life?   
  2. Is Your Behavior consistent with other believers?  
  3. Is Opposition finding it’s way into your life?
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Identify some questions we can ask ourselves to know if we have resilient faith.

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What will you do when you get punched in the faith? Journey through 1 Thessalonians with us as we discover how to flourish in the faith, especially when you feel like you have taken some hits.

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