Life as adopted child in God’s holy family (2)

Bible Readings 1 John 4:7-21 1Peter 1:13-2:3 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, let’s just quickly recap what we have learned over the last few weeks from 1 Peter 1.  The elect of God, in Jesus Christ, through the renewing work of the Holy Spirit, received a hope which is anchored in … Continue reading Life as adopted child in God’s holy family (2)

Life as God’s adopted child (1)

Bible readings Isaiah 40:1-11 1 Peter 1:13-2:3 Introduction The Bible, in our reading this morning, refers to being “redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers” (1 Peter 1:18) Don’t we just all remember the joy of blowing and chasing bubbles? All the expensive toys could not compete with … Continue reading Life as God’s adopted child (1)

God’s Good News is not fake news

Bible Readings: Psalm 119:41-48 1 Peter 1:10-12, 22-2:3 Introduction According to a story doing the rounds on the internet, an amateur genealogy researcher in Queensland and had been doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that a relation, who was a prominent politician, had a great-great uncle, named Remus, who seemed … Continue reading God’s Good News is not fake news

A people holy to the Lord

  Sermon preached by Rev Rudi Schwartz on 1st July 2012 God’s treasured possession Scripture Readings: 1Peter 1:13-2:3 Deuteronomy 14:1-21 Songs: "Here I am to worship" “In Christ alone" "The Ancient of Days" "Shine Jesus shine" Prayer May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O … Continue reading A people holy to the Lord