A sober reality in the life of faith is that “through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22b). In these ordeals God’s people are buffeted in two ways: Sometimes we suffer for the faith and other times we suffer in faith. Either way, our faith remains a work in progress. In these sermons, Pastor Jim preaches with insights often derived from his own family’s pain. In addition, believers will be forearmed as they better understand the inevitability, purpose and benefits of trials and persecution.