In the Safekeeping of God

In his letter to the believers living scattered throughout the Roman Empire, Peter writes of a priceless inheritance, pure and beyond the reach of change or decay, which God has prepared in heaven for us. And not only that, but God keeps us safe until we receive it.

“And through your faith, God is protecting you by His power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.” 1 Peter 1:5 NLT.35486485_629511660730276_1080438352324329472_n Read more

The Priceless Inheritance

God our Father, Who loved us and chose us and made us holy, has also prepared for us a glorious inheritance. As Peter writes in his letter to first century believers, “Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance– an inheritance that is kept in Heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.” 1 Peter 1:4 NLT.35305989_628112880870154_1989504524535988224_n.jpg Read more

Born into a New Life

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by His great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. ” 1 Peter 1:3 NLT

The death of Jesus Christ on the Cross has paid the price for all sin of all mankind for all time, making possible the reconciliation of God with man. And it is His resurrection that makes it possible for us to live in this wonderful, new relationship with God.34963298_624376127910496_5340207570994855936_n Read more

Known and Chosen by God

In the opening remarks of his ¬†first letter to the believers in the first century church, Peter writes these words. “God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and His Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed Him, and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more grace and peace.” ¬†1 Peter 1:2 NLT.34984905_624376097910499_4549471428574969856_n Read more

Return of the Wanderers

“My dear brothers and sisters,” writes the apostle James in his letter to the Jewish believers of the early church, ” if someone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back, you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back from wandering will save a soul from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.” James 5:19,20 NLT33847723_618291598518949_1796520760479580160_n Read more

Wait Patiently for Him

“Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.” James 5:7,8 NLT

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By the Will of God

In his letter to the Jewish believers scattered throughout the Roman empire, James calls attention to the fact that we, as mortal human beings, live and do only by the Will of God.

“How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog– it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, ‘If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.'” James 4:14,15 NLT33833406_618291531852289_8701832856726405120_n Read more