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Dear beloved congregation,
I am filled with joy to gather with you today as we embark on another step of our journey in faith. Your presence here is a testament to your commitment to spiritual growth and discipleship. Let us come together in unity to seek God’s wisdom and understanding as we delve into His Word.
We come before you today with hearts full of gratitude for the opportunity to gather as a community of believers. As we open our hearts to your Word, we ask for your guidance and presence to be with us. May your Holy Spirit illuminate our minds and touch our hearts, so we may receive the message you have prepared for us today. In Jesus’ name, we pray.
Introduction to Scripture:
In the passage from 2 Peter 3:8-15, the apostle Peter addresses a crucial aspect of our Christian discipleship and spiritual growth. He reminds us of God’s timeless perspective and the importance of patience in our walk with Him. Peter’s words encourage us to live holy and godly lives, always being prepared for the day of the Lord’s return. As we dive into this scripture, let us reflect on how it can shape our journey of faith.
SCRIPTURE (2 Peter 3:8-15 NIV):
8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.
Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.
The heavens will disappear with a roar;
the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.
11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be?
You ought to live holy and godly lives
12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.
That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.
13 But in keeping with his promise, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth,
where righteousness dwells.
14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless,
blameless and at peace with him.
15 Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation,
just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him.
We come before you with hearts filled with gratitude for the wisdom
and insights we have gained from your Word today.
As we close this time of reflection and learning,
we are reminded of your timeless love, patience,
and the promise of a glorious future.
- We thank you for revealing your eternal perspective to us,
teaching us to trust in your perfect timing.
- We praise you for the hope of the Day of the Lord, when all things will be made new,
and righteousness will reign.
- We seek your guidance and strength to live lives that honor you,
striving to be blameless and at peace with you.
As we leave this gathering, may your Word continue to dwell richly in our hearts.
Empower us to live as your faithful disciples,
growing in our faith and becoming more like Christ each day.
In Jesus’ name, we pray,