Yesterday I was reminded of the following facts about our faith journey out of the book of 2 Thessalonians
2:13-17:- " But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word."
- We are loved by the Lord.
- We are chosen by God.
- We are saved by God.
- We are sanctified by God.
- We receive these gifts because we believe in the truth.
- We are called so that we can share the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Many of us are weary but this passage serves as a reminder that we have a support system that is far greater than we will ever need.
To help you with ideas for next year I have prepared some program ideas and resources that might be helpful. These resources are in the ministry ideas folder.