God’s Love LEtter
Guests & HOsts –WEEK 29:
Every visitor who comes through the doors at Prince of Peace is our guest. We want to notice them, welcome them, befriend them, and let them know they are important to us. Also, we extend our selves in conversation. There can be a number of reasons why God, through the Holy Spirit, has led them to us. Some of these can be learned in our first few minutes of conversation. Everyone has needs, and our visitors are no different. As hosts, we share ways that we can help with those needs. We invite them to Worship with us. Once again, we talk with them after the Worship Service to find out what that Worship experience was like for them. There will be verses that you read this week, meditate on, and memorize, that you can share in these conversations with our guests. The Holy Spirit will help you with that. Let our visitors know from the start that we learn and apply His Word to our daily lives and the lives of others. Please see every Sunday as an opportunity to open the doors for our guests, to greet them as they enter, and converse with them in the narthex. After all, they are our brothers and sisters in Christ too!
Our pattern is to read 3 chapters of God’s Word each day and watch as our love and care for God and others grows. You can read them all at once or spread them out throughout the day. When we read God’s Word, application of that Word is an important aspect of what we’ve read. After reading each chapter, be sure to pick 1 verse (you may have more than 1 and that is great) in that chapter that was especially meaningful for you. Take a moment to savor that verse (those verses) and ponder upon them. Then say a short prayer about making that verse’s teaching(s) a part of this day’s journey of following Jesus as one of His modern-day followers.
Look how far that we’ve already come in 2021. We’ve read the Old Testament Books of Genesis, Esther, Ruth, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, the New Testament Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, and 1 Peter. This week we will finish the Books of 2 Peter and 1 John.
~ Pastor Larry Rubeck
Every week, look for “This week’s readings” highlighted in the latest issue of THE MESSENGER.
Let’s encourage one another to read God’s love letter together!
Monday, Sept. 20th– Exodus 16, Isaiah 47, 2 Peter 2
Tuesday, Sept. 21st– Exodus 17, Isaiah 48, 2 Peter 3
Wednesday, Sept. 22nd– Exodus 18, Isaiah 49, 1 John 1
Thursday, Sept. 23rd– Exodus 19, Isaiah 50, 1 John 2
Friday, Sept. 24th–Exodus 20, Isaiah 51, 1 John 3
Saturday, Sept. 25th– Exodus 21, Isaiah 52, 1 John 4
Sunday, Sept. 26th– Exodus 22, Isaiah 53, 1 John 5