Sunday September 18, 2022

Sunday – September 18th – 1 Peter 2:19-20     -----      
19) For God is pleased when, conscious of his will, you patiently endure unjust treatment.
20) Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you.
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

     A very blessed Sunday to you! Our inspirational thought for today aligns perfectly with our current series – “Leap of Faith”. This weekend at SunRise we will be talking about how the Bible teaches us to overcome our fears. I like the wisdom of today’s thought in that it moves overcoming from simply saying we need to trust God in faith, but instead to fully embrace commitment as the way we rise to succeed in our challenges. We learn from scripture that as we place our trust in God our level of confidence increases exponentially which in turn gives us the inspiration to make a commitment without hesitation or reservation. Worship in building today at 8:45am or 9:45am. Online livestream is at 9:45am and then available anytime on-demand that you select.

     In our pick verses today, Peter continues to unpack his teaching on our role as believers in a primarily non-believing world. The goal of every Christian is to do good on behalf of the Kingdom of Heaven. We will have an unlimited number of opportunities each day to represent God through our words, our thoughts, and/or our deeds. Sometimes our representing can lead to push-back, harassment, or outright persecution. Peter’s words are to stand as an encouragement than when we patiently endure undeserved persecution, God is pleased because it is evidence that His grace is at work in our lives. It loops back to that whole commitment without reservation, which in and of itself takes a leap of faith.

    Pastor Jim
Monday – September 19th – 1 Peter 2:21

*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Kindle Location 49782). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.
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