Christians should be resilient. Resilient Christians understand their identity in Christ. By being aware of who they are in Christ, they can persevere through difficult situations and adapt to tackle problems and pushback. Often resilient followers of Christ emerge from tough times and opposition stronger and better able to handle even more difficult situations.
Timothy was pastoring in a fast-pace, emerging trade city called Ephesus. He was a young pastor, leading in the first church as a minority within a majority voice of oppression and opposition. Paul encourages Timothy to be resilient through every situation so that He can stand for Christ within the culture. Paul also reminds Timothy to maintain faith and hope in Jesus’ resurrection and to raise up faithful leaders who will teach and share the good news of salvation through Jesus.
“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage with great patience and teaching.” —2 Timothy 4:2
This collection of talks will help ground you in your faith and give you a foundation as you stand for Jesus Christ.