Standing firm in the faith is a community project.
Believers should suffer well for the sake of Christ.
Faithful living in a hostile world entails living resolutely for the will of God and living appropriately in light of the end.
We can conduct ourselves righteously in the face of suffering because of the confident hope that we have in Christ.
Our future hope should shape and govern our present living.
We have hope in the midst of suffering because of our sure and certain salvation.
Knowing our identity is key to living faithfully in a hostile world.
When darkness hides God's lovely face - remember and rest on his unchanging grace.
The good news of Christmas demands an appropriate response.
Christmas is the wonder of God's grace in the gift of his Son.