Bold Faith III: LIVING HOPE
Welcome to the 2014 Bold Faith Initiative. Our theme this year is taken from 1 Peter 1:3-9.
“3 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, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 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. 6 In all this you greatly rejoice though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 8 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, 9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”
As we contemplate this Scripture and it’s meaning, and other passages as well, may The Lord infuse within our hearts and minds this Living Hope which will transform the way we live and think.
Perhaps you could set a goal to memorize this passage that is so rich with meaning!
Go to worship the Lord with fellow followers of Jesus Christ.
Obtain a wristband which will remind you of the great hope we have in Christ so that we may live with Bold Faith.
Blessings upon your adventure with God this month.