Hear the word of the lord
‘His Story’ 10 – Thessalonians – faith under fire
Pastor Lloyd Ashworth
A war photographer captured the moment the American flag was placed on top of a hill at Iwo Jima – and this was after five days of intense fighting. This photo was on every newspaper across America within the next few days and became a moment when the nation was again welded together in its fight for victory. Today a monument of this photo stands on the Potomac River. And it was to fight and stand firm that Paul asks the believers in Thessalonica to do. But it’s a particular kind of fighting that Paul has in mind…. Yes, stand up for what is right, hold your convictions firmly, but when your faith is under fire give no reason by your lifestyle for unbelievers to accuse you.