Sunday November 20, 2022

Sunday – November 20th – 2 Peter 1:19     -----    

1:19) Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts.
The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:

     Happy Sunday to you!  What a great day of worship planned for SunRise. Today we conclude our current series “The Revolutionary Disciple” with a bonus message added to compliment the challenge as move from pride to humility. Today we focus on how revolutionary it is in today’s society to find a way to agree to disagree through a biblical prospective. If you are a after Sunday worship time reader of this blog, then be sure to check out the worship service on our SunRise Church YouTube channel as an on-demand opportunity. And while you are there be sure to click on the subscribe button. You will be notified when we add new video content to our channel. In building worship times at SunRise are 8am and 9:45am. Live Stream worship begins at 9:45am and can be accessed through YouTube, Facebook, or through either the SunRise website or SunRise App, plus our SunRise channel available to download on your smart TV.

     In our pick verse today, Peter leverages his experience of the transfiguration of Jesus to tie in the words of the ancient prophets as a way to ensure his readers that Jesus is the long-promised and prophesied Messiah of the Jews. For Peter, the scripture of Judaism (our Old Testament) is a light that shines in the dark world to guide the Jewish people to Jesus. For us the entirety of the scriptures (old and new testaments) is the light that will guide us until the day of Jesus’ return when we are fully glorified by Christ the “bright and morning star”. Everything in scripture was inspired by God and written through the power of the Holy Spirit to point humanity to Jesus as the savior of the world. While there will always be places in scripture where cultural differences or hidden meanings will lead to debates, there is no room to debate or doubt the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus as the gift of salvation to sinful humanity.

   Pastor Jim
Monday – November 21st – 2 Peter 1:20-21
*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Kindle Location 61182). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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