Last weekend we continued our series on the seven deadly sins by looking at the vice that is envy. Study notes are below.
Last weekend we continued our series on the seven deadly sins by looking at the vice that is greed. Like all sin, greed is destructive, self serving and against the very nature of God. It's not just a problem with money either, greed is the desire to claim anything we can imagine for ourselves.
Last weekend we looked at the first of our seven deadly sins, pride. Through the book of Proverbs, we saw just how the ancient wisdom of Israel still speaks into our situation today, confronting the problem of pride and pointing us in the direction forward, wisdom and fearing the Lord.
Last weekend, we began our new series looking at the historical list called the seven deadly sins. These sins though, are far older than the list, they are at the root of all the issues that have plagued humanity since the fall. This series is not just about the sins themselves, it's also about our response to them. Using the book of Proverbs, we will hopefully grow in our understanding and wisdom as we seek to follow in Jesus footsteps.
This week was an introduction to the nature of sin and also the book of Proverbs.
Sermon Study 1 Peter 5:6-14
It's taken 12 sermons but we have made our way though the whole first letter of Peter. It's only a short letter but we have seen the value that it provides and how it so powerfully speaks in the our current world events.
This week we saw Peter ground it all in grace, a grace that stands firm and true in the face of all anxiety and even the great adversary.
What does it mean and what does it take to be an elder in the church. In our passage from last weekend we got an idea through Peter's word of encouragement to those who lead. This passage not only opened up for us what it means to be an elder but also a follower. The one attitude that brings it all together is humility.
Click on the link below for the study notes.
As we saw in the sermon over the weekend, suffering is a universal reality, yet as Christians we should not be surprised by this. Firstly because of the existence of sin but more importantly because of the suffering that Jesus himself experienced. The following study will link back into the sermon while hopefully opening up the text for you a little more.
The clock is ticking for all of us as we saw in last weeks sermon from 1 Peter 4:1-11. Below is a short summary of the sermon and a series of questions that flow out of it.
As mentioned before, if you would be interested in joining a small group please get in touch with one of the leaders or Phil who is the Small Groups team leader.
Last weekend we hit one of the trickier passages in the New Testament, the strange image of Jesus preaching to imprisoned spirits and the time of Noah! Hopefully you found that the sermon explained it a little and gave some context as to how we can understand what Peter was talking about. Attached is a short summary of the sermon and a series of questions that flow out of it.
In the coming weeks we will hopefully see some small groups gathering together again in the church during the week to use these studies and for a time of socially distanced fellowship.
Please click the following links to access last Sundays Study Guide