When we think of the example that Jesus Christ set for us we think of His many sterling qualities. The greatest of these would be His all-encompassing compassion and love. However, one quality that is often overlooked is His spiritual toughness. As Jesus Christ is the example to us in all things we need to ask ourselves how we are doing in this regard. In this first of a two part series, we will examine the spiritual toughness of Jesus Christ with an eye toward renewing our appreciation for that character trait. Next Sabbath we will focus more on what we can do to be more like Jesus in this regard.
Randy D’Alessandro served as pastor for the United Church of God congregations in Chicago, Illinois, and Beloit, Wisconsin, from 2016-2021. Randy previously served in Raleigh, North Carolina (1984-1989); Cookeville, Tennessee (1989-1993); Parkersburg, West Virginia (1993-1997); Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan (1997-2016).