FIRST PETER PREACHING SERIES

Hey there Flatwoods,
 
This past Sunday we started a new preaching series.  First Peter is a power book in the Bible for the church.  I hope to pull from First Peter how we can be an everyday church as we live as a diverse family under Christ who gathers and scatters.
 
Peter was an incredible apostle and disciple of Jesus.  The gospels paint a picture of a man who experiences a lot of highs and lows.  The high moments for Peter were extrodinary.  Peter laid down his fishing net to follow in the steps of his rabbi Jesus.  Peter walked on water.  Peter announced that Jesus was the Christ the Son of the living God, when asked who Jesus was.  Peter experience the mount of transfiguration.  Peter also tried to convince Jesus that he didn’t need to go to the cross.  Peter denys Jesus, not once but three times.  Peter takes up fishing again following the resurrection of Jesus.  The highs and lows speak for themselves.
 
However, Jesus shows mercy and calls Peter to allegiance on the otherside of his denial of Jesus.  Jesus delights in showing mercy, and calls us to allegiance.
 
Flatwoods, I pray that you will see the love of Jesus as he shows mercy.  The life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus declares mercy and grace for all who call upon him.  I pray you will hear his call on your life for allegiance to King Jesus.
 
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As we finish out this week as a scattered church I want to encourge you to lift up your eyes and look at Stone County.  Where can we serve in a way that showcases the gospel?  Who around needs to encounter love in action?  Who needs to hear the words of Jesus, “Come to me, all who labor and heavy laden and I will give you rest?”
 
If you missed last weeks sermon you can find it here…
 

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