Monthly Archives: June 2014

Loving Jesus, Loving Church

Though you have not seen him, you love him. (1 Peter 1:8) Today is our denomination’s International Missions Sunday. Every year on the Sunday nearest to 23rd June we remember 9 missionaries and their children who were killed in 1978 … Continue reading

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Refined through trials

These [trials] have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed.   (1 … Continue reading

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New birth into a living hope

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Pet. 1:3) Having learned … Continue reading

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Chosen to be obedient

… who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood. Grace and peace be yours in abundance. (1Pet. 1:2) … Continue reading

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Scattered strangers

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to God’s elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia …  (1Peter 1:1) I must admit I don’t often meditate much on the introductory verses in the Bible letters. … Continue reading

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