We're in the thick of the semester and exciting things are happening. This evening, we'll be hosting the Nav Men at our house for our weekly Discipleship Group (small group Bible study). Katie provides the treats and snacks, and the guys love it! This semester we're examining the book of 1 Peter, using a study I put together. You can check it out below if you'd like to see what we're doing or join us in the studying the book yourself. I'd be happy to send you a copy!
Last week, we discussed study #1, an overview of the book. Part of this involved giving the book our own title. One student, who has just become a Christian in recent months titled it: "Suffering: God's gift to us." Wow! Profound insight from a new believer! Paul taught this in Philippians 1:27-30 (ESV)...
27 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28 and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 30 engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
Please pray for our men (and women!): that they'll dive wholeheartedly into this study (despite the many distractions they face). We're anxious to see the Lord transform them as they study and apply His word!
Thanks for praying!