God’s Plan and Purpose

Acts 2

Introduction

There is a key phrase in this morning’s lesson from the Book of Acts I want to call to your attention. It is “by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge.” Peter’s sermon on the first Pentecost makes it plain that everything that Jesus had done, up to and including the events his hearers were seeing and hearing, were the result of God working to fulfill his plan and purpose for the salvation of mankind. 

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Coping with Suffering

Coping with Suffering

Suffering is universal. Although we’d like to think that knowing God would shield us from suffering, we follow a crucified savior. Sometimes that adds to our suffering. How do we cope? Here are some thoughts on the topic from St. Peter, apostle and martyr.

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The Art of Living by Faith

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How Abraham and Sarah trusted God for a son

How the saints of old sought the Kingdom of God in Faith

How trusting God with everyday things frees us to seek the kingdom.

I. Trust Him for food, clothing, and other essentials

  • The Example of Elijah

II. Free to seek the kingdom

  • To follow him
  • To spread the Gospel
  • To take time for worship

III. Free to help others

IV. Free from anxiety and worry