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09/11/2017

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Lessons From The Letters Of Peter




The apostle who seemingly always spoke up in the gospel records is Peter. He was candid, frank and often outspoken throughout the gospels, which leads him to be an interesting character... It took quite some time for Peter to commit to writing what the Holy Spirit inspired him to teach. Because he did, we are blessed to have two letters that are practical, inspiring, challenging and helpful to Christians of all ages. For several weeks, our devotionals will come from the two letters that Peter wrote. I hope that we will find that Peter wrote these letters just for us. After the day of Pentecost, the church was established and the leadership in Jerusalem fell into the hands of the apostles. Just as he was when he walked with Jesus for three years, Peter proved to be bold. The difference in Peter's boldness now is that he is being inspired by the Holy Spirit. Jesus made this promise to his disciples; "If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever ---- the Spirit of truth" (Jn.14:15-16). This is the first of Jesus' promises to the disciples that after He was gone a Counselor/Helper/ Advocate would be there to guide them into the truth. As a result, we have this awesome confidence that the writings of Jesus' apostles were indeed inspired by the Holy Spirit. We have them neatly compiled for us in the Bible. Tomorrow, we will learn from the pen of Peter about "a heavenly inheritance." Peter's words, which resound through the corridors of time, will hopefully ignite a spark in us to want to learn more and more about what the Spirit intended for us to know. To help prepare for this week, it would be helpful for all of us to read and meditate upon I Peter 1:1-9 and II Peter 1:1-4. Remember the words of the psalmist in Psalm one as he wrote about the "Blessed Man...But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night" (Vs 2)

Have a great start to your week.... Begin it with a RAK or two... Love mark Phil.4:11

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