Faithful Living Series

Living Faithfully

‘Prepare your minds for action’ 1 Peter 1:13

In our mini-series, ‘Connecting’, we explored how God’s love draws us into a restored relationship with him. A relationship that is selfless love that exists eternally between Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is the living hope we are born into, when we experience forgiveness of our sins at the cross. Life is no longer an endless search for meaning purpose. We are connected to our creator and saviour. This is the wonderful message of the Gospel. But that is not the end of the story. Peter calls Christians to action in 1 Peter 1: 13 - 14: several positive commands: be self controlled; set your hope fully; be holy and a negative: do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.

Our living Hope comes through faith shapes and changes the way we live. We love to sing and praise God for who He is and what he has done, we find the life changes challenging and hard work. What brings about a change in the way we live? How can I change? These are the questions we will be exploring as we look at practical areas of life like money, sex, shopping, work and friends.

Each week we will be looking at the heart issues that affect these practical everyday issues. Why the heart issue? Because it is our hearts that motivate our actions. All of us know our hearts are damaged by the things we have done and by the things done to us. God longs to heal damaged hearts, and heal He does by inviting us to connect every part of our lives with Him. It is this truth that Peter has experienced himself.

Yes, it does take effort and hard work, emotionally, physically and spiritually, but its worth it because we discover more and more the wonderful connection we have with God who chose us, Jesus who gave himself for us and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. Our prayer is this practical series will provide tools that will help us all to ‘Be Holy in all we do’

Living Faithfully:

  • June 9th Money
  • June 16th Sex
  • June 23rd Temptation
  • June 30th Being healthy
  • July 7th Work
  • July 14th Shopping
  • July 21st Friends

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Webpage icon Revelation - The Big Picture
Webpage icon Mission Matthew
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Webpage icon James - Faith Talk, Faith Walk Sermon Notes
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