“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)
As we enter the third month of lockdown, these words from 1 Peter will, I hope, encourage us that we are God’s people. No matter how we are feeling, Christians have been chosen by God to be his special people. No matter where we are, or how we might be feeling about ourselves, God describes his people as chosen, holy and special. I hope you will be able to join us on Sunday as we look at this part of Peter’s first letter together.
As in previous weeks, we’ll be using Facebook (brief instructions at the bottom of this email). Do feel free to share the links to our services with friends and relatives; everyone is very welcome to join us, no matter where they are in the world.
By about 11:30 on Sunday, the audio should be available to listen to by calling 01707 927907. As well as the ‘dial-in’ service, audio recordings are also available through SoundCloud.
You might find this short video helpful in looking at the whole of 1 Peter.
If you’re able, please pray and read the week’s passage of 1 Peter before the service. This week, we will be looking at 1 Peter 1:22-2:10. As you read it, have these questions in your mind:
- How does the passage make you feel?
- What stands out to you?
- What surprised you?
- What do you want to find out more about?
I still have a few of the 1 Peter books available (these are copies of 1 Peter with extra space to write your own thoughts and prayers); if you would like one, please let me know.
Church Family Fellowship
Praying at Noon
I know some have already been doing this. Please can I encourage you, when possible, to stop at noon and spend a few minutes praying - we may be physically separate, but we can still pray together; we’ll email out possible areas for prayer each week. If you would like to make any suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services and virtual coffee.