Happy Monday! Prior to email and text messaging, I would receive letters from my grandmother and various friends in the mail. The joy of receiving letters from people who cared filled my heart with gratitude and emotion. I was always anxious to read about their latest adventures, family news updates, and thoughts around the current events in the world. Do you recall the last time that you received a letter from a friend or family member? Well today, our reading begins in 2 Peter chapter one with Peter writing another letter. Join me as we read Peter’s letter to the believers.
BIBLE VERSE – 2 Peter 1-2 NLT
“1 This letter is from Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ.
I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior.
2 May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.”
Peter finalizes the introduction of his letter with words of prayerful encouragement – May God give you more and more grace, then he adds peace as you grow in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.
Do you need more grace? _________
Do you have a need for peace? _____ if so, then continue to grow in the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.
Father God, thank you for today. Thank you for your grace and mercy. Lord, thank you for your faithful servant who wrote this letter to encourage those who share the same faith. Lord, work in us as you prepare to reveal to us your word in the book of 2 Peter. May your Holy word penetrate our hearts and minds. Lord, help us to stand strong in the faith this week. Keep our eyes focused on you. Lord, remove things from our hearts and minds that do not bring you glory as we seek to follow you with our whole heart. In Jesus name, amen.
SAVE THE DATE
Next Virtual Women’s Retreat – Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 9am-12pm. Our theme for the event is: Choose Joy. We have our next volunteer meeting for this event on Saturday, August 14, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m. Please email us if you are interested in volunteering for this virtual retreat.
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
Sisters, we are looking for volunteers for our upcoming events, we have openings for volunteer positions (e.g., coordinators, event planners, etc.) and also to fill a Board position that will be available soon. Our next virtual volunteer meeting is Saturday, August 14 @ 9am (PST). Our next virtual board meeting is Friday, September 10 @ 6pm (PST). If you would like more information, please send an email to: email@example.com
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