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Daily Living – Episode 7 – Pastor Brendon Schlappi

Daily Living – Episode 7 – Pastor Brendon Schlappi

While We Wait


Author: Pastor Brendon Schlappi


2 Peter 3:9“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”


Peter assures us that God is not lazy, nor did Christ change His mind about coming back to usher in His Kingdom. Instead, God is patiently waiting as you and I, and Christians around the world take the gospel to the nations as well as our neighbors.


As we eagerly wait for Jesus to make all things new, God is on mission to rescue, redeem and restore those who are far from Him. Incredibly, God has invited you and I to join him on this mission, and has promised that He will accomplish it though us. This means that we have the opportunity take the rescuing power of the gospel to our family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and wherever we go.


Last fall our (virtual) home group decided we would leverage our community for God’s saving purposes. We put out the invites, and God was faithful to send us one person who wasn’t connected to our church, one person who wasn’t connected to any church, and one person who wasn’t a believer at all. Through this experience we got to grow our relationship with some friends who were far from God, as well as share with them God’s Word, His Gospel and our lives.


What would it look like for you to further leverage your gifts or your group for the spread of the gospel this year? Whether by prayer support or through training, we would love to come alongside you on this journey.