He came to Jesus a young, natural-born leader…By the time he wrote his 2nd letter to the Church of the 1st century he was a rock-solid follower who was ready to die for Jesus…crucified upside-down on a cross.
The Apostle Peter, now in his mid-sixties, writes this last letter from Rome. The enemies of Christianity are closing in on him, but the future has been cast. The gates of hell will not prevail against Christ and His Church!
Peter writes to the fledgling Church preparing them for the hard times coming. In the very first chapter, the 16th verse, this elder-statesman of the world’s most powerful movement writes:
For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
I don’t think you can just move to the next sentence after writing something like that…I picture Peter leaning back in his chair, maybe putting his feet on his desk and locking the fingers of both hands behind his head…his smile broadens and his eyes glisten. Peter remembers those days three decades ago when his mind was blown and his heart enlarged. Peter was a witness to the majesty of Jesus Christ.
Join us at 9am on the 30th street beach in Avalon this Sunday! Bring your beach chair, some Wawa coffee, and a carload of family and friends!