The early church faced many difficulties. If you were to factor in all of the problems they faced, you would probably surmise that they would never survive. Yet we know they not only survived but thrived in the face of difficulties. The 1st Century church multiplied and grew when facing circumstances that would cause most of us to shrink and fear. From then until now, the church has always thrived best under the greatest pressures. What do you think God will do in us?