We start Peter’s first letter this Friday. Some theologians suggest that it was written in the early AD 60’s, most likely in the final years of his life and ministry.
The letter open’s up with these words,
“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 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.”
Wow! What a beauty? Even though these people were exiled, scattered, and suffering persecution in modern day Turkey; it is comforting to know that they still had a special place in God’s heart. Goes to show that our circumstances in life is not always a good indicator of our spiritual health and wellbeing.
We will discuss who he was; who his audiences were; possible reasons behind his writing; and other questions drawn from our weekly agenda.
This week we are reading pages 351-358, so join us if you can, or meet with friends and family.
Community Bible Experience operates like a Reading Club…
Participants agree a weekly reading plan, then every Friday we meet in a relaxed fashion for an hour to discuss the following simple questions:
- What’s something you noticed for the first time?
- What questions did you have?
- Was there anything that bothered you?
- What did you learn about loving God?
- What did you learn about loving others?
Afterwards, we enjoy light refreshments while we catchup, pray, challenge, and encourage each other.
We recommend a copy of The Books of The Bible by Biblica because of it’s contemporary design and translation, and we set ourselves a weekly target to read eleven pages.
- (7:00 – 8:00)pm on Fridays
- 52 Arcadian Avenue, Bexley, Kent DA5 1JW
If you need help with setting one up in your home, community space, church or perhaps offices; please get in touch!