We can find joy and peace in troubled times when we remember that God hears our prayers and shift our focus to the positive things that God is doing in our lives.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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
Would you believe there is something more important than serving God? Listen and see if you don’t agree.