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Updated: Mar 30, 2020

Isaiah 55

3 Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.

6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.

11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

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We will work through the rich and life-giving letter of 1 Peter. This letter is richly relevant in this Coronavirus Season with all its unique trials and temptations.

Peter was an eye-witness of the courage and holiness of Jesus' suffering. Peter writes to Christians who are facing various trials and gives pastoral encouragement about who they truly are in Christ, and the rich benefits of being chosen and loved children of God. He instructs them regarding the demands of being a disciple of Jesus, which include a distinct and holy life bearing witness to the Savior's glory whom they represent and await. This letter guides God's people to appropriately respond to suffering with the living hope given to all true disciples.


We will study to understand and apply the "Beatitudes" of Jesus from Matthew 5:3-12.

True happiness ("Blessed") can only be found in those who are poor in spirit, meek; those who mourn, hunger and thirst after righteousness; those who are merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, and persecuted for righteousness sake. These characteristics mark true Christians but they are never a person's natural tendency. These attitudes are a work of the Holy Spirit. All true Christians are to grow in all of these traits and they indicate the essential and utter difference between the Christian and the non-Christian. Living Christianly in the midst of a Coronavirus Season requires our hearts to be transformed by these truths; truths that drive us right to the heart of the Gospel.

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