I want to give you link to a beautiful sermon by John Piper in which he describes the recent history and present day reality of the Christian church in America. People are leaving the church and that’s a good thing. Christians face hostility in the culture and that’s a necessary thing. Piper explains the exhortation from 1 Peter on how Christians should think about and face persecution.
At this link you can read the teaching, listen to it, or watch the video >>> Think it not strange