Peter’s letter to churches scattered across the known world of the first century speaks to the identity of the recipients of the letter and reminds them that they are a chosen people – chosen by God.
Julie looks deeply into the phrases used to identify these early Christians, and by extension, us today. Being called ‘living stones’, and a ‘royal priesthood’ isn’t something we easily relate to today, but 2000 years ago the context of the ancient world would have made these identities make more sense.
A 2000-year-old letter written by one of Jesus’ friends, 1 Peter presents the Christian life as a journey that we all go on – beginning when we decide to start our relationship with Jesus, and ending when we see him face-to-face.
Peter gives us directions for this journey, and this week Kirk explores Peter telling Christians to “be holy”, by being obedient. Obedience has a pretty lame reputation in most contexts, but Kirk shows us how being obedient can be a very good thing.
Peter’s letter to early churches scattered across the world speaks to people waiting in hope of something great to come. Though the people this letter was originally written to were facing trials and persecution, Peter encourages them that trials “…have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
Megan explores waiting and how we are still waiting for Jesus. The experience of waiting is expected and purposeful for God’s people- we do not wait in the dark, but rather we wait with evidence.
“I’m thankful to God for a wonderful family here, that this can be our family. The range of wonderful people that come through the doors, all sorts of people, from all sorts of walks of life is just wonderful.” – Chris
Hey parents, I hope you have settled in nicely to your term 3 routine. We’ve got more exciting things coming up at Sunday@6 this term, so here’s a heads up for you: Post service Q and A – August 26 Our next pre-service dinner – September 9 Extended Worship after Sunday@6 – September 16 Have a great week, Andi
Hey Parents, This Sunday we will be eating a meal together before our Sunday@6 service – 12th August. We love this opportunity to meet others in our church community and catch up over some delicious food. Dinner is at 5pm in the St John’s foyer, we recommend bringing a $5 donation to help us cover costs. Hope to see you then, Andi
Hello Parents, You may have heard of the teen drama ‘13 reasons why’, know that your teen watches it or have seen it yourself. The show, found on Netflix, includes themes of suicide and rape, therefore viewing may be distressing for young people, especially those who are vulnerable. Here are 2 links to useful resources by Mental Health First Aid Australia to gain a greater understanding of the show and to talk to your teen about it. Plot summary and…