Some radical ideas for strangers
Christians live their lives as strangers in this world (1 Peter 1,1; 2,11). But what does such a life look like? Peter has three ideas that turn out to be quite radical. The challenge is to put them into practice today: submission in our lives as citizens towards the government; mutual respect in our lives as men and women towards each other and tolerance and justice in our dealing with suffering and injustice in society.
Treasure Seekers – still online
This Sunday is part 4 of the Treasure Seekers series The Reigning King, looking at the early church through Peter’s eyes.
Even without Treasure Seekers, children are welcome to ICF Delft services. If you bring your child(ren) to the service, would you like to bring them an activity, perhaps a book or the craft below? We realise that sitting through an adult Bible talk is inaccessible to kids, and we don’t want them to associate church service = boring!
This week the kids’ Bible passage is Acts 4:32-5:11, and the Big Idea is: those in the early church shared everything. Ananias and Sapphira lied to Peter to appear more generous than they were; they are judged and die.
Here is the story so far in the series:
- Jesus has ascended and is reigning from heaven.
- He has given the Holy Spirit to his disciples so they can preach the good news about Jesus.
- The only right response to this news is repentance and trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of sins.
- Jesus is the only one who can ‘wipe away’ our sins.
- Because Jesus is unseen, some people find it hard to believe that he is the king and they oppose those who love and trust Jesus.
The memory verse for the series is:
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 [NIV]
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