2Peter 1:1 Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,
To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
Peter begins this letter to the believers by letting them know that even though he knew Jesus personally walked with him, talked with him and saw him after the resurrection, their face was as valid and was on equal standing with his.
-Regardless of who you are or how you came to faith in Christ all of our faith is on equal ground.
-True godly leadership is defined by humility and buy a desire to see other believers succeed and find security in the relationship with Christ. If my influence consistently makes others feel less then, then my leadership is wrong.
-The security of our Christianity is found in the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus not in our own abilities, behavior, or origin of how we came to know Jesus in the first place.
Father help me lead humbly and help me lead to other people to find security in their relationship with Christ. Thank you that we are all uncommon ground at the foot of the cross.