No one really likes to talk about suffering but it is unavoidable. I didn't really understand how the early church suffered until I watched the film, Paul, Apostle of Christ. Paul was in prison when he wrote the book of Philippians - that was the suffering he was referring to. Philippi was a Roman colony and the Romans were pretty upset that the Christians were preaching that Jesus is King so they were being persecuted and were suffering. You might wonder what that means to you now. In some countries, people still risk death by following Jesus. That is not likely to happen in Australia, but some people will ridicule your faith or criticise your beliefs. I'm willing to be unpopular or considered weird for Jesus. He died for me.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.