2 Peter 3:14-18 – Don’t Mess With The Scriptures!

[2 Peter 3:14-18 ESV] Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
[Romans 10:14-17 ESV] How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

 Call to worship: UMH #556 – Litany for Christian Unity

Let us ask the Lord to strengthen
in all Christians faith in Christ,
the Savior of the world.
Listen to us, O Lord.


Let us ask the Lord to sustain
and guide Christians with his gifts
along the way to full unity.
Listen to us, O Lord.


Let us ask the Lord
for the gift of unity and peace
for the world.
Listen to us, O Lord.


Let us pray.
We ask you, O Lord,
for the gifts of your Spirit.
Enable us to penetrate the depth
of the whole truth,
and grant that we may share with others
the goods you have put at our disposal.

Teach us to overcome divisions.
Send us your Spirit to lead to full unity
your sons and daughters in full charity,
in obedience to your will;
through Christ our Lord.


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