(Verse of the week)
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1.3-9)
(Prayer of the week)
Almighty and Loving God, thank you your great love expressed by Jesus on the cross, and thank you for your forgiving grace. Forgive me of wrongs and shortcomings of the past, and fill my life with your peace and hope. May each day I know your incredible love. And may my life touch others with love like a candle in the night. Amen.
Blessings in Christ!—Pastor TJ
(quote of the week)
Believe in God like you believe in the sunrise. Not because you can see it, but because you can see all it touches --C.S. Lewis
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