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Living Hope-Loosening the Bonds




Words for Thought (1 Peter 1:23-25)

For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For,

“All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”[c]

Pray:

Dear Lord,

Sometimes our faith life is like a journey in which we have four flat tires, no change for the thruway, and children crying “Are we there yet?”. We just try to get through it. Be with us on these journeys. Bring us hope and comfort. Remind us that we will be “OK”, that God is walking with us. This week so many things have happened in our lives. Some of these things have been wonderful and cause our hearts to rejoice; other things have torn at our spirits seeking to bring us down. Lift us up, Lord. Open our eyes to you. Help us to see your presence in all your world. Give us courage and strength for all the journeys ahead so that even flat tires and fussing children will not deter us from our destination. Amen.

Read: Psalm 116 and 1 Peter 1:17-25

Apply:

· What is in your wallet?

· What is in your phone?

· What is on your Key Chain.

· Why are these things important?

· How would you feel if you lost your wallet, phone

or key chain?

· What is in your Bible?

· Why is the Bible important to you?

· How would you feel if you lost your Bible?

Yield: God’s Word help you get closer to Jesus, guide your through the ups and downs in life, and fill your life with more love and more joy. “The Word of the Lord endures forever.!”


Next Week: 4th Sunday of Easter, April 30

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:19-25 and Psalm 23

Message: A Living Hope: Guardian of the Soul



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