1 PETER - LIVING WELL IN AN UNWELCOMING WORLD
Sojourner. Sojourners are temporary residents... Folks who are only here for awhile. Like pilgrims, they're just passing through en route to some other destination. Locals may sometimes refer to them as resident aliens.
This is how one New Testament book views followers of Jesus. 1st Peter portrays God's people as those who live in a world where they're not entirely at home. They feel displaced and out of step with the surrounding culture. And to make matters worse, they're sometimes made to feel unwelcome!
Why would God choose us for Himself, give us new life (salvation) and then leave us in a world that can seem unwelcoming? What are we here for and how are we to conduct ourselves?
In this brief letter, written by the apostle Peter, Christians find wisdom to guide them in their sojourn on earth. The gist of his message is, live winsomely - in a way that reflects well on our belief in God.
On Sunday, May 8th, Gord Sawatzky will will share on "Making Disciples Who Make Disciples". Gord Sawatzky is an experienced cross-cultural missionary and disciple-maker. Drawing on his years of experience and knowledge of God's Word, Gord will share what he's learned about fulfilling the Great Commission. This will be an opportunity for us to ponder what we're doing about the task Christ gave His church.
Please feel welcome to join us on Sunday at 10:30AM as we worship together with singing (a mix of contemporary & traditional), prayer, expository teaching from the scriptures, and communion, all followed by fellowship over “coffee & sweets”. In addition, on the last Sunday of the month, we also meet from 9-10AM for a service of communion, sharing and hymns. Everyone is welcome to join us as we worship God together!