As Christians adversity is an interesting thing from this perspective: None of us truly wants to experience it; but if we are not then we are probably not truly sold out for Jesus Christ and the gospel. If this sounds harsh you can blame Jesus Himself because he warned that opposition and adversity were sure to happen to His followers. So if we are not facing adversity or opposition perhaps the first thing we should do is ask God to reveal why our lives do not seem offensive to the world.
When adversity and opposition arise how do we handle it as committed Christians? Dave Wager of Silver Birch Ranch and Nicolet Bible Institute wrote a book titled Beyond the Resistance: Learning to Face Adversity that is the subject of our discussion this morning.