This is week 3 of our Summer series Retweet, and we take a look at the “persecuted church” - @Smyrna. In addition to recognizing some of the realities of persecution going on around us, we want to learn some truth from Jesus’ words to this suffering congregation to help us get through our next significant hardship. Jesus wants to prepare all of us to endure the unavoidable difficulties that are ahead. “In this life, you will have many trials and sorrows.” (John 16:35). Stay in the race. Endure. Get to the finish line! This has been a challenging but fun week to listen to the Spirit and capture some straight talk from Jesus we all need to hear.