Renewal Ministries Northwest.
August 9, 2014 Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church, Seattle
“Praying with Hope – Claiming our True Identity”, with Rev. Denise Easter
In our daily lives we are confronted with the realities of living in a broken world. We are battered by troubles of all kinds. We experience hardship, pain, and even suffering. In our human weakness we may be tempted to dwell in discouragement and hopelessness. The apostle Peter assures all of us through his letter to the “exiles” (I Peter) that, “In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” How did a simple fisherman come to know such hope? We will reflect on the encouraging verses of I Peter 1:1-9 along with some of the amazing encounters Peter had with Jesus. This same grace and transforming work of the Holy Spirit continues to change our lives today bringing hope in the midst of our hardships and disappointments.