It’s New Years and we are all thinking about new beginnings. Well, so is the apostle John. “In the beginning…” he starts this famous gospel. As we prepare for another year of life and ministry together let us look to John to grab a few pointers.
Suffering is a part of life that we all deal with to differing degrees. It will come inevitably to all of us. How are we to persevere? The author of Hebrews suggests that apart from real, faith-filled, Christ-centered, eternity-focused community, it is impossible. In community we suffer together and in community we persevere together.