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June 2024

Everything You Need to Know: An Introduction to I & II Peter




Embarking on a journey through the epistles of I & II Peter can be akin to a spiritual adventure, filled with the wisdom of a seasoned apostle. Our guide is none other than The Apostle Peter, also known as Saint Peter, Simon Peter, and Cephas.  He was one of the twelve main disciples of Jesus Christ and was a pillar in the early church. 



If you've ever thought that biblical letters had all the excitement of watching paint dry, then buckle up! Peter's about to take us on a roller coaster ride through faith, suffering, and the ultimate insider tips on living a godly life.


I Peter: A Message of Hope and Resilience

I Peter is a beacon of hope for Christians facing trials and suffering. Written to encourage a scattered and persecuted church, this letter emphasizes the grace of God and the salvation available through Jesus Christ. It calls believers to live holy lives, to endure suffering with patience, and to stand firm in their faith.


II Peter: A Warning Against False Teachings

II Peter serves as a stark warning against false prophets and teachers who threaten to lead believers astray. It stresses the importance of knowledge, reminding the faithful to be vigilant and to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


As we reflect on these epistles, let us be inspired by Peter’s unwavering faith and his commitment to the truth of the Gospel. May we, too, stand firm in our faith, grow in righteousness, and hold fast to the hope that is ours in Christ Jesus.


So, whether you're a seasoned saint or a newbie to the pew, I & II Peter are your VIP passes to understanding the essentials of the faith. They're the divine duo offering everything you need to know for a life of purpose, power, and a pinch of heavenly pizzazz!


In His Service,

Dave Coxson


P.S.  As we travel together through the Epistles of 1st & 2nd Peter and Jude, don’t forget to pick up a copy of your travel guide.  For a mere $3.50 per book, the church was able to purchase the ESV (English Standard Version) illuminated scripture journal for everyone.  This journal is designed to provide a creative way to reflect on and engage with God's Word.  Each book includes the written text and plenty of space to take notes while listening to a sermon or Bible study or as a journal for your own personal reflections.  Pick up your copy at our welcome center and, if you are able, please give a small donation to the cause.  

Dave's Desk

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