Thoughts: Somehow it is hard to picture the blunt-spoken Peter speaking so extravagantly. Verses 3-6a fairly dance with joy and promise: abundant, lively, incorruptible, undefiled, reserved in heaven, power of God, faith unto salvation, greatly rejoice.
Can you picture the fisherman Peter exulting over a good catch?
“Look, Andrew! Let us greatly rejoice in this abundant, lively, incorruptible, undefiled mess of fish, which have been reserved for us from heaven through the power of God.”
Or – “Give us a hand here, Andrew!”
Again, we see the altered Peter, to whom faith has become precious. He rejoices with joy unspeakable.
Discussion: In what different ways does our faith manifest itself?
Activity: Select one task that you especially dislike. Try to find one redeeming quality in it.
Remember in prayer this week Jan Bancroft, Bob Grusnick at Heartland, Corwin Hanson, Larry Hornbeck at Crittenton, Mildred Parker, Dennis and Alice Seppanen and Edith Smith.
Remember today is Fitness for You, a senior exercise class at 1:00pm. Tomorrow is Pastor Weatherly’s Mid-week Word, a Bible study and discussion filled with laughter and fellowship. This Saturday there will be a Quilter-to-Quilter in our Christian Life Center from 10am to 2pm. Everyone is welcome. There is a small admission fee.
This Sunday is Holy Humor Sunday. We will celebrate the joke Jesus Christ played on death by having an especially joyful, laughter-filled service. Invite a friend, bring a neighbor, and feel free to wear bright colors, funny hats or buttons, your bathrobe…come ready for the joy that only Jesus can bring us.
This Sunday night at 6:30pm in our sanctuary: SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE! This explosion of talent will showcase our talented youth in a wide variety of acts. There will be singing, there will dancing, and there will be laughing. All of this will help support our youth mission trip to Norristown, PA this summer. A free-will offering will follow as will refreshments. Bring your friends, bring your neighbors, bring a shut-in to this unique display of Troy First youth talent.
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