For 5 months we have been “journeying together“ through 1 Peter. This Sunday our study will end but your life journey as well as mine will continue! When we take a journey or go on vacation it is wise to prepare! Peter was encouraging and exhorting believers in the 1st century to prepare for even more suffering than they were currently experiencing. In fact, his first exhortation to those aliens, pilgrims and sojourners who were scattered in Asia Minor was to:
- Prepare their minds for action!
- Keep sober in spirit and to take things seriously!
- Fix their hope completely on the grace of God!
Peter ends his letter by exhorting them to, “Stand firm on the true grace of God.” (5:12) Peter speaks with authority because he had experienced God’s grace from the day he was called and through his many failures. I think we can all identity. At least I know I can.
My title for Sunday is, “Are you poised for the rest of your journey?” I do hope that you will join us this Sunday for “church on the grass” or online. We are planning on returning indoors on June 20th but will continue outside as well. Please read chapter 5 in 1 Peter again before Sunday or better yet read the entire book. It will only take you 15-20 minutes.
Church on the Grass
Our Church on the Grass outdoor worship service is this Sunday, June 6 at 10:45 AM. Bring your own lawn chair and/or blanket. You can register with this LINK. You can also register via this webpage. Please read through the instructions on safety before you attend. If you are unable to join the outdoor service, please attend one of our two online options. Just visit valleychurch.org and click on the colorful join us online banner.
And, Brothers, don’t forget that we’re having a Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, June 12, from 8 AM – 10:00 AM. Neil Mammen is speaking. Register online HERE.
Men’s Bowling & Pizza
Then on Saturday, June 19, at 2:30 pm, men are invited for bowling at Homestead Bowl and pizza after. Cost is $25 (includes bowling, shoes, pizza and drinks.) For high school age and older. To sign up, contact email@example.com.
Rejoicing in hope,