October 2016 Issue
Detective stories enjoy great popularity among readers, probably because we all like a little mystery. We are intrigued by the unknown. A good detective story leaves the reader guessing about the outcome of the investigation and the detective’s train of thought. Finally, the clues are pieced together and the case is solved.
Our lives as Christians may not be the stuff of a detective story, but we all do encounter a mystery in our walk with Christ—the mystery of a different kind, defined in Webster’s dictionary as “a religious truth that one can know only by revelation and cannot fully understand.” This month in Today in the Word we’ll read about this mystery—the gospel and our salvation—that intrigues the angels but is revealed to all followers of Christ.
As we study the books of 1 and 2 Peter, we’ll learn about the various aspects of our wonderful salvation through Christ’s sacrifice: God’s promises and faithfulness, salvation living and relationships, suffering and salvation, humility and serving others, and finally, the final culmination of our salvation with Him in the last days.
We pray that the Word of God will refresh your faith, and you will marvel anew at the mercy and love of our God who brought us into the glorious light of His Son. Praise Him for the mystery and the miracle of our salvation!
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