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  2 Peter 3:8-13   In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.  Genesis 1:1-5   The same God who created all things in six literal days is the same God who is coming back.  This is Peter’s hope as he reminds fellow believers to never lose focus; no matter how long it takes for Christ to gloriously return.  A delay in God’s action of returning calls for reassurance that the faithful have not been forgotten.   See! Peter’s original readers faced tough times:   Persecution from the emperors and governors.  Threatened by false teaching.  Being belittled by sc


  2 Peter 3:1-10 The true believer is anticipating a city whose  builder and maker is God .  How amazing is that?  That despite the chaos, heartache, and the struggles of life; that the God who created the Universe is coming back to claim what is rightfully His.  This is our hope as we wait, even at times… as we impatiently wait.  Nathan Busenitz wrote in his book “Living a Life Of Hope”, “The hope of Christ’s coming was of paramount importance for the early church. In fact, it’s certainly was so real that first-century believers would greet one another with the term “Maranatha” meaning “Lord come quickly.” Instead of being frightened by the possibility, they clung to it as the culmination of everything they believed…”  This is the living hope of the believer; this is our hope as we stir up one another in active worship, as His church.  This is reason we rest and praise His glorious name amoung the lost.  This is why the church exists amoung other things.  Think about this as we