1 Peter is a letter written to Christians scattered far and wide who are experiencing grief in all kinds of trials. Peter says that his aim in writing the letter is to help these separated Christians to stand firm in the grace of God.
Discover how God invites you to patiently trust him as your only source of peace and protection in troubled times. We will discover together how through the death and victorious resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, God offers you a glorious eternal future with Him that is immune to the effects of the Coronavirus.
Be honest. At some point in your life have you asked one of those really BIG questions? Does God really exist, and if he does, what's he like? Can we know him? What's the Bible all about and can we trust it anyway? And we all wonder sometimes what will come next and whether we've been good enough to get there. Listen in to some answers to those BIG questions.
Through the positive example of Paul’s costly and selfless service, and the negative example of the self-appointed ‘super apostles’ in the second half of the book, we learn about the true nature of authentic gospel ministry. The gospel is not advanced by guarantees of wealth and health, or through the flashiness or brashness of leaders, but through Christ’s power displayed in the weakness and suffering of his people. In a message which is as counter-cultural in our day as when Paul wrote this letter almost 2000 years ago, when God’s people boast, they are to boast in their weakness and God’s power.
Betrayed by a disciple; exhausted by sorrow; arrested by armed men; disowned by his friends; condemned by the authorities; denounced by the crowd; handed over by a coward; mocked by his captors; crucified next to criminals; abandoned by his Father. This is how Luke describes the last few hours before Jesus dies. Jesus has spent three years demonstrating kindness, healing the sick and captivating the crowds, but his life ends in the most brutal, bloody way imaginable. This doesn’t sound like a happy ending and yet Luke is convinced that this is good news that’s worth sharing with the world.