“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)
In this part of 1 Peter, one of the key ideas is that the actions and words of Christians should prompt others to want to know more. So he encourages his readers to be ready to give an answer for why they are Christians. As we look at the passage together, I hope you’ll feel encouraged by the hope we have in Jesus. Please join us via Facebook (details below).
By about 11:30 on Sunday, the audio from the 10:30 service should be available to listen to by calling 01707 927907. As well as the ‘dial-in’ service, audio recordings of all services 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 3:13-4:12. 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 email@example.com.
Sunday 21st June
Next Sunday, we’re having a guest preacher - Rev’d Dr Lee Gatiss. He has pre-recorded a video for us, and we’ll be watching him together as part of our on-line service next week.
Reopening the church building
You will have seen the news that the restrictions on opening church buildings are starting to be lifted. We are looking at how we can safely open the buildings for private prayer, and we’ll be able to give more information as the plans develop.
How to join us live
The website has the information on how to join our live services and virtual coffee.