Grace Under Fire (1 Peter 5:5-14)

Sunday 28/06/2020 The doorbell rings. When you get to the front door, there’s a smartly dressed man holding a silver tray. On top is a hand-written letter addressed to you. It’s from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. She explains that a document was found deep in the government archives, declaring one of your ancestors toContinue reading “Grace Under Fire (1 Peter 5:5-14)”

The Unfading Crown (1 Peter 5:1-8)

Sunday 21/06/2020 Hypocrisy, grumbling, greed. They all reveal a heart that says, “I deserve better than God is giving me.” And that’s one of the oldest lies around. When Satan asked Eve, “Did God actually say ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the Garden’?” (Genesis 3:1), he wasn’t questioning whether God had actuallyContinue reading “The Unfading Crown (1 Peter 5:1-8)”

The Fiery Trial (1 Peter 4:12-19)

Sunday 14/06/2020 Being a Christian should be so easy! Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, we are citizens of God’s worldwide, eternal kingdom (1:9-10); we are united with Him in His new, resurrection life (3:18); we are given God’s grace (4:6, 10-11), and are free from the power of sin (4:1-2). But is being aContinue reading “The Fiery Trial (1 Peter 4:12-19)”

The End is Near (1 Peter 4:1-11)

Sunday 07/06/2020 Driving with Jock was hair-raising! Distances didn’t bother him. He’d drive 10, 12 hours without a worry! But turning did. He injured his neck some years before I met him. But that didn’t stop him! So, pulling up to an intersection, his co-pilot would say, “Clear left” to save him having to turnContinue reading “The End is Near (1 Peter 4:1-11)”

Always Be Ready (1 Peter 3:13-18)

Sunday 31/05/2020 I’m fascinated by stories about people in witness protection. They arrive in town with new identities, hiding their real lives out of fear for their own safety. Christian, are you in witness protection? Do you think you can follow Jesus but not talk about it? Maybe you’re afraid that if people know you’reContinue reading “Always Be Ready (1 Peter 3:13-18)”