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.
As we ourselves experience the frustration of being separated physically from each other as a church, the opening chapters of this letter remind us that we are secure in Christ through his death and resurrection. Although we may suffer in the weeks ahead, we have cause to rejoice at what Jesus has done for us in saving us. Whilst we might feel lonely and isolated now, Peter reassures us that we are part of God’s united, holy, redeemed and chosen people.
The Coronavirus reminds us of the truth of Peter’s observation that our health and our life is as frail as the grass of the field, and that even our silver and gold is perishable. But in a world where death dominates the headlines, over the next couple of months we will see that Jesus offers a living hope of a glorious eternal inheritance that cannot be touched by death.
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|26th April||A SCATTERED People||1 Peter 1: 1 – 2|
|3rd May||A SECURE people||1 Peter 1: 3 – 5|
|10th May||A SUFFERING yet REJOICING people||1 Peter 1: 6 – 9|
|17th May||A HOLY people||1 Peter 1: 10 – 16|
|24th May||A REDEEMED people||1 Peter 1: 17 – 2: 3|
|31st May||A CHOSEN people||1 Peter 2: 4 – 10|
|7th June||A DISTINCTIVE people||1 Peter 2: 11 – 17|