Reading: I Peter 4:16
It's sometimes tough to be a Christian. When we are followers of Christ, we are often expected to behave differently, speak differently, and are held to higher standards. When we do something like "normal people," we are looked at differently.
It's interesting to watch people's expressions when you, as a Christian, do something that they consider to be "un-Christian." Many times they are taken aback by your actions. They think you shouldn't do what you are doing, even though they themselves engage in the activity. What are you doing may not go against God's teachings, but as a Christian, you are often held to higher standards.
You may get ridiculed for reading the Bible or for attending church services or meetings. When you say you can't do something because you have to go to church, others may mock you.
But stand firm. It is the right thing to do. Being a Christian is a wonderful experience, even when the times are tough. The hope we have as believers in Christ outweighs any bad feedback you may get from those who don't understand. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray for those who are persectur
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