1 Peter Series - Connecting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How does Peter go from uneducated fisherman with a temper and a severe case of foot-in-mouth, to a church leader respected across the known world?


James has rooted through our little kingdoms, relentlessly confronting our assumptions about how good we are and declaring “the emperor has no clothes.” The tape measure he's taken to our blind spots show us that we need to close the gap between what our mouths say we believe and what our lives show we believe. But he does it in order to drive us into the arms of the God who supplies all that we lack.
 

Peter offers us a great example of how that works. About 20 years after James wrote to Christians, Peter writes. He lived and followed Jesus for several years, but it is after he meets the resurrected Jesus and receives the Holy Spirit that we see what it means to be transformed from the inside out. So he writes, guided by the Holy Spirit, to teach and encourage others to be transformed too – as they experience what it means to have a relationship with God through his Spirit.
 

We're going to spend the next few weeks exploring how connecting with God changes us. We will explore how God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit work together in perfect harmony, choosing us, loving us, adopting and transforming us. We will see a God who doesn't just leave salvation to chance, but who weaves history with power and purpose in order to reach each of us. We will see a victorious God who overcomes every obstacle, including death itself. We will see a God of love who we now love, a God who suffers, who ransoms us, who is revealed in order that we can know him and be saved by him. We will see a God who comes from heaven to be with us for ever – a God who brings hope alive. A God who adopts us as his children, who frees us from our pasts, from lies and from sin so that we can become like Jesus.


 April 28th Chosen by God!
 

 May 5th Loved by Jesus!
 

 May 12th Adopted into the family!
 

 May 19th The Holy Spirit sent from heaven (Pentecost Sunday)
 

 May 26th Shaped by the gifts of faith and hope


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