Sermons from November 2021
1 Peter 2:18-25 There are, of course, vast differences between the situation of a slave in the first century and our own, but as we consider these words from the Apostle Peter to Christian slaves, we can learn much about living godly lives in the workplace. In Christ’s death, we have both an example and the transforming power to live such lives.
1 Peter 2:11-17 As we deal with the relationship between the Christian and human authorities, we see three ways being a follower of Jesus requires us to live differently in amongst a world that doesn’t share our values.
Esther 1-3 The Book of Esther is a simple story of how a Jewish girl became Queen of Persia and saved God’s people from a plot to destroy them. But it is so much more! It introduces us to a chaotic and challenging world of self-interest, manipulation and moral ambiguity – a world, not unlike our own. Now, as then, we must ask, where is God in all the mess?
Psalm 147 Thanksgiving Service. As we look back on the year, we can give thanks and praise to the God who shows compassion towards us, provides for us and speaks to us.
1 Peter 2:4-10 In these verses Peter reminds us that we are part of God’s glorious new temple built on Christ, the Cornerstone. We have a glorious new identity and glorious new purpose.