Hey Youth! Good news! We are meeting back onsite! For the next 4 weeks until school holidays, we will be having youth at the 8:45 morning service every Sunday! We would love to have you there so please join us! The registration link is here, and if you can’t join us for what ever reason then you can connect in with our Church Online service or do the small activity below. Thanks guys – hope to you in person soon!
We are in our second week looking at the book of 1 Peter in the Bible. Last week we looked at how we are given a living hope in Jesus, and are called to live holy lives. This week is all about who Jesus is, and who we are in him. Get keen! Grab your Bible, a highlighter and your biggest brain so we can get into it!
This week, we’re reading 1 Peter 2:1-25
1 Peter 2 – Live Differently!
Today’s passage speaks even more about how the people of God are to be set apart from the rest of the world because of who they are in Jesus. Remember as you read this passage that the book of 1 Peter was written to a bunch of scattered Christians in different places who were struggling with their identity in Jesus and with persecution.
Persecution is what happens when someone is harmed for what they believe in – and at that time, Christians were persecuted a lot for their faith in Jesus. Althroughout his letter to those people, he calls them ‘foreigners’ and ‘aliens’ because he is saying that even though they are persecuted for being different to every one else, God wants them to be different because of two reasons. The first is the hope that they have in Jesus, and the second is the holiness that has been given to them.
In this passage, Peter goes on to speak on how they should live their lives as people who follow Jesus. This includes living differently to the rest of the world, and seeking after holiness.
My favourite verse from this week is verse 9. What’s yours?
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
Give this chapter a read, pray on it, highlight what stands out to you and let me know in the comment box below what you got out of it!
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We hope and pray that you’ve had a really good time of connecting with Jesus.
Let us know if there’s anything else we can be praying about for you!
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