Just a few days after horror struck Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the church opened its doors for Sunday worship.
As the congregation and community struggled to make sense of the shooting that left nine members dead, including the church's pastor, Rev. Norvel Goff offered a message of faith and encouraged the community to stand together in hope, and to work for justice.
Here are 10 inspiring messages of perseverance from Goff's sermon:
Watch the full sermon above.