I I was just having a talk with someone who is pregnant yesterday about my memory lapses. With each of my pregnancies, I think I lost about 10% of my memory. Those darn hormones! I don’t think it’s gone forever, my brain is just tired. My 5 year old, Isabelle, beats me at the Memory game every time.
Pastor Mark challenged our entire church to have 1 Peter 2:1-12 memorized by Easter. I think it will be amazing to see what God does in our hearts and minds once we get this passage down as a church.
I’m going to be exercising my brain muscles in the next few weeks to get this passage down. Who’s in?
Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self‑control; and to self‑control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.
Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall,
and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.