Throughout the New Testament we read of the changed life that follows genuine conversion. When God freely and fully forgives the sins of our former life--when the righteousness of Christ is credited to our account and the Spirit of God takes up residence in our hearts--the old things pass away and all things become new (II Cor. 5:17). This week, Larry Annes will be preaching as we continue walking through I Peter. Beginning with chapter 4, the apostle Peter is going to remind us, as followers of Christ, that we have entered into a glorious relationship with our Heavenly Father, made possible through His Son Jesus Christ. In addition to a new relationship with God, Peter also addresses how this new life impacts our way of thinking and living. Our lives should look very different from the culture around us.
Though almost 2,000 years separate us from Peter's original audience, many Christians today can identify with the apostle's words. Written for a particular time, his words are nevertheless timeless. They speak with incredible relevance today--especially his comments regarding the reaction of those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus. Join us this Sunday, at 9:30am, as we continue in our series, Resilient Hope.
Note: Not only is Larry Annes preaching this Sunday, but we will also be celebrating Larry's recent ordination by our church council! Congratulations Larry!
Special Invitation: Immediately following this Sunday's service, please join me as we gather together for a special time of thanking and praising God for his past faithfulness. During this time of prayer, we will also ask God to give us boldness in proclaiming our salvation through Jesus and for a spiritual awakening to grip our city. Finally, we will ask God to guide us in our endeavor to be a light in our community. This "Concert of Prayer" will begin at 10:45am in the large Sunday School classroom directly across from the Fireside Room.
Thank you for being a church that actively prays for one another.
See you Sunday.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor