July 9, 2017

The Greatest News
1 Peter 3:18-22
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, 20 because they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. 21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.
There are a handful of New Testament passages that cut straight to the heart of the Christian faith. This is one of them. Let’s pray, therefore, that God would use this simple verse to awaken or reawaken us to absolutely amazing glory of the message of the gospel. Let’s pray that some would receive this message for the first time this morning and therein be brought to God! And let’s pray that the rest of us would experience all the gratitude, humility, joy, and motivation for action that the gospel demands.

Memory Verse

1 Peter 5:9-10 - Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

Berea

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