“And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.” – 2 Peter 1:15
How is your memory these days? I’ve always been enamored with those who seem to have a photographic memory. While some may question the legitimacy of this phenomenon, I prefer to imagine what it would be like to have this quasi super-power. I remember the first time I witnessed my college professor write a full paragraph word for word on the board from memory. Having apologized for forgetting the book, he slowly and deliberately moved the dry erase marker across the board, while rubbing his head. As we all looked at each other with amazement, he apologized further for it taking him so long. He went on to explain that he was recalling the paragraph to mind in Hebrew and was slowed up by translating it into English for us. Are you kidding me?! Three quarters of the class could hardly remember the reading from the night before, and this guy was recalling the image in Hebrew and translating it for us common people. Needless to say, our minds were blown; and he became an instant legend on campus.
Whether we have that kind of memory or not, the ability to recall God’s Word is crucial. In the passage above, the Apostle Peter essentially says, “I’ll do whatever it takes for you to learn God’s Word and never forget it.” How precious of a resource is God’s Word. Having the ability to learn and and leverage core doctrine is such a stabilizing force in our spiritual lives. This week, as we continue on in our study of 2 Thessalonians, we are going to see what happens when we don’t recall core doctrinal truths. The Thessalonian church, with all of their strengths, had not fully grasped the truths Paul taught them regarding the end times; and it proved to be detrimental to their faith, hope, and confidence. Take some time to read 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 and get ready to dig into what we call eschatology (the doctrine of the end times). You won’t want to miss it. It just might blow your mind.
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SUNDAY AM PLAN
9:00 AM – Worship Service On Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)
9:15 AM – Worship Service On Campus (Myerstown Campus)
11:00 AM – Worship Service on Campus & Online (Lancaster Campus)
SUNDAY PM PLAN
6:00 PM – Mission Night of Worship (Lancaster Campus)
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