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Every Sunday until November 21, 2022

10:00am – 11:30am

Category: Weekly Worship | Coordinator: Liz Davenport

The book of 1 Peter...our sermon series

a note about the sermon series from pastor Joel Wentz:

Beginning October 30th, we will begin a 4-week teaching series through the New Testament epistle of 1 Peter. This is a short letter written by Peter, the close friend and follower of Jesus, originally intended for the early Christian communities scattered around the Mediterranean area. I am really looking forward to going through this text together, both because it connects to Exodus and also because of the ways it is relevant to being a Christian in our cultural context today. First, many of the themes in 1 Peter connect to the Exodus story we have been going through in recent months. Peter writes about the importance of "holiness," which is reminiscent of the "otherness" of God in Exodus, and Peter uses language like "royal priesthood" and "holy nation" to describe Christians, language that first shows up in Exodus. Secondly, Peter has much to say about the experience of suffering, and especially the experience of living the Christian life in the context of a culture that either misunderstands Christianity or is outright hostile. I wish it weren't the case, but these experiences feel very relatable to me right now, given everything that MDC has experienced, and my hope and prayer is that we will be deeply encouraged by Peter's words about suffering, hope and the purpose of the Christian life. I urge you to read through 1 Peter on your own (it's very short - unlike Exodus!) with all this in mind as we approach this series together.

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