September 22, 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I reflected on 1 Peter 1:1-2 this morning. I want to share it with you as it might encourage you too.
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ:
To those chosen, living as exiles dispersed abroad in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father…
Did you know that you are chosen? He knew you before you came to be. He chose you to be His child. You were bought with the blood of His Son to be another Christ-like child in His family. You are deeply loved by the Father, Son, and Spirit.
You are a citizen of His Kingdom. You live as a pilgrim among the other exiles who are far from home. Some of our sisters and brothers are dispersed in Asia, Europe, and other faraway places, but we are exiles in Central California. We are here in this place, at this time, for the purpose of knowing Jesus and allowing Him to work in and through us. We are here to serve our fellow pilgrims at Trinity, but to also help the citizens of this world discover the true King and a better kingdom.
As we pursue Jesus and His vision, let’s encourage one another so we stand strong. Come to worship services with expectancy for God to be present among us. Engage in Life Groups so we grow and encourage others. Let us gather together this Sunday evening to pray for God’s work.
Remember that He loves us, and we are here for another. I’m privileged to serve as your pastor…