In our new series, we are rediscovering our identity and purpose as followers of Jesus, based in the book of 1 Peter. In this first talk, Joel considers what it means to be holy, just as God is holy.
This series will help us reflect on Advent as a season of waiting and longing, with the promise of hope to be fulfilled. Advent is traditionally a season to remember the coming of Jesus 2000 years ago and to actively wait for His coming again.
We will look at four people in the New Testament who were central in the story of Jesus’ birth as they waited for their King to come; and we will consider what we can learn from them about living with longing and hope in the context of our world today.
Jesus is arguably the most important person to have ever lived. But He actually made some huge claims about Himself – claims to be more than just a person. In John’s gospel there are seven sayings, where Jesus declares Himself to be none other than God, and the answer to humanity’s deepest longings. In this series, we will explore the ‘I Am’ sayings of Jesus, and consider how He is the answer to the pains and problems of this broken world.