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, February 14th, Terry Wiebe will teach on 1 Peter 1:22-25 titled, "Invitation to love". As physical birth introduces us to our physical family, so spiritual birth brings us into our spiritual family, the Christian fellowship. And this privilege carries with it a special duty
- to love others who share in this same new life. Join us as we explore this common and challenging Christian duty.
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!