Don’t Lose Hope

Dear Disciples of Jesus at American Lutheran,

Life is full of ups and downs. And when we find ourselves feeling discouraged and disappointed for whatever reason, it can test our faith as we wonder if God even cares. Yet Paul reminds us that no matter what happens we do not lose hope because Christ is our hope:We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies” (2 Corinthians 4:8-10).

This Sunday we begin a 5-part series, “A Heart for Reconciliation,” based on Paul’s 2nd letter to the church in Corinth. As we delve more deeply into this New Testament book, may our hearts be opened in love to God and our neighbor.

See you in church,

Pastor Gretchen

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