As we move from that season of realising Christ’s significance in the world, in our community, and in our own lives (Epiphany) and move towards that season of realising the changes we need to make in response to God’s overwhelming love for us (Lent) – in this middle space – we begin our series on 1 Peter: Confidence in a Complex World (an LICC resource).
How can we live out our faith with humble confidence in a world that sometimes seems to have different values from the values that Jesus taught? What does it look like to respond with love, grace, and mercy to events that happen in our personal lives and in the wider world?
During our Sunday morning worship services, we have started to look closely at the book of 1 Peter. We began by considering the Good News of Jesus Christ as we read 1 Peter 1:1-2:3. When there is so much suffering in the world, how can we be a people with confident hope in God’s love as shown in and through Jesus?
We then read 1 Peter 2:4-10, and reflected on our identity as a community of grace where God’s difference (holiness) dwells, a community of people who are called by God to respond differently to the world, as God responds differently to each one of us.
In February, we will look at the following topics:
2nd Feb – Confident in the World (1 Peter 2:11-25)
9th Feb – Confident in Relationships (1 Peter 3:1-12)
16th Feb – Confident in Witness (1 Peter 3:13-4:6)
23rd Feb – Confident in Community (1 Peter 4:7 – 5:14)
For a good overview of the letter 1 Peter, have a look at the Bible Project video, found here: 1 Peter
Join us – Sunday mornings at 10:30am. All are welcome.