Saturday October 1, 2022

Saturday – October 1, 2022 – 1 Peter 3:13-14     -----     
3:13) Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? 
14)But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated,
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:
    Happy Saturday and happy October 1st. Also, to those who are reading the Daily Walk Bible as well as reading this blog – happy start to the New Testament to you. We have a very exciting Sunday in store for those who are at the O’Fallon campus. We conclude our “Leap of Faith” commitment series. If you haven’t filled out a commitment form, you can go to the SunRise App or the website home page and locate “commitment” as you scroll down.  Also, on Sunday we are celebrating baptisms and reaffirmations of faith, plus the 9:45a worship service is heading out to the soccer field for outdoor worship and baptisms. You will be able to find all the song lyrics, scripture verses, and discipleship discussion questions on the SunRise App. What a great reason to download from your phone’s play store, to find us type in “SunRise Church O’Fallon” and start the download. We are also doing our first on-location live stream on Sunday at 9:45am. So, friends, you have two great options to worship with SunRise. See you Sunday!!

     In our pick verses today, Peter introduces the topic focusing on the blessings in suffering. Peter’s theological algebra begins by reasoning that rarely would a person needlessly suffer harm for trying to do good. But then his equation is expanded to include the variable that even if it does happen – when we suffer for righteousness’ sake – we will be blessed by God. Pure goodness is typically admired by almost all people, both believers and non-believers. However, when the exception occurs verse fourteen reminds us that if we suffer for doing good, it is still the right thing to do. Note that Peter specifically tags suffering that is caused by doing the work of the Lord and not suffering that comes from our own willful mistakes, intentional bad decisions, or sinful actions. In those types of suffering, we reap what we sow.
  Pastor Jim
Sunday – October 2nd – 1 Peter 3:15

*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Kindle Location 51326). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.
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