Jesus predicted that he would start a gathering, a movement . . . what we call church. And that church would spread all over the earth and outlast the Roman Empire. It would change the world. His prediction must have sounded outlandish to even his closest followers. But here we are, two thousand years later, and the Roman Empire exists only in history books, while Jesus’ gathering is still going strong. The church is the hope of the world because the church is the vehicle by which God is bringing the solution to mankind’s greatest problems: sin, sorrow, and death.
Whatever we experience, chances are someone has been through it before. Joys, sorrows, victories, and struggles are as old as the earth itself. If it were possible to hear from someone who has traveled the road before us, we would be wise to lean in and listen to their advice. In this series, we are tuning in to the book of Psalms to learn how to handle life’s highs and lows through some honest conversation with God.
People whose faith leads them to trust God in spite of their circumstances are the deepest people you’ll ever meet. In this series, we will explore five catalysts God uses to build enduring, go-the-distance faith.