Covid-19 Update: We are planning to have church services on site, in person, beginning Sunday, June 28th. No Sunday School classes yet but we will have 11 A.M. worship in the sanctuary. There will be masks and hand sanitizer available at the front door and social distancing is encouraged (as mandated by the state).
Going to work through a series on 2nd Peter before Thanksgiving and Advent. Here’s a few reminders he left believers of things we need to add to faithfulness. It’s all stuff believers know but it never hurts to be reminded.
From 1st Peter 5, Peter has some words of instruction and encouragement for pastors and for all believers everywhere. We are all to follow the examples set by Christ and at the same time be a good example for others.
Peter instructs believers in 1st Peter 1 to “gird up the loins” of our minds. It’s about being prepared for spiritual warfare and it begins not with working out or putting on armor but by being in the right frame of mind. In 1st Peter 4 he tells us to have to the mind as Christ when it comes to suffering, very similar to the Apostle Paul in Philippians 2. It all starts with being right minded.
“The stone the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.” He is precious in God’s eyes and chosen; but you can’t build anything with just one stone.
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We do not earn salvation through works. Good works are a response to what is freely given. We are the salt of the earth and light in the world when they see our good works and give God glory. The Golden Rule in Matthew 7 is “Do unto others…”
September is Mission Georgia month. Missions does not always mean traveling around the world; don’t forget to go across the street and around the block. Jesus said if you look the fields are white unto harvest. You don’t have to go anywhere to find needs.
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We’ve talked about the role of Jesus the Son going into the presence of God the Heavenly Father and making intercession on our behalf. Today let’s focus on the Holy Spirit who lives in the heart of every believer and also makes intercession. He helps in our weakness and prays the will of God when we don’t know how or what to pray.