First, a sad announcement, Harold Van Lare died on Friday evening. His memorial service will be at Harris Funeral Home at Kings Highway and Titus Ave at 11:00 am Wednesday, 7/31. It would be great if you could be there to support the family, especially if you were blessed to know Harold.
Today's reading is about more opposition to the gospel message. Despite much of what our culture teaches, faithfulness is often punished in this world rather than rewarded.