Start of a new series: Persevere with Peter

How do we survive in a life full of setbacks and disappointments? What keeps you going? What do we need to stay on the road to salvation? And what does that road, or such a life then look like? Peter, follower of Jesus Christ and leader from the very beginning, writes a powerful letter about these important questions. He addresses his readers – including us in the coming weeks – as follows: “strangers living in exile.” Next Sunday we will read the opening verses. Three words stand out and are worth remembering: priesthood, praise and joy.

 

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On following Jesus

Every year on our way to Easter we stumble over the betrayal of Peter, Jesus’ most loyal friend and follower. In coming Sunday’s passage, we see how Peter tries to save his life but ends up losing it. Jesus on the other hand, gives His life in order to be vindicated. He is the Messiah, we are his followers. As we follow Jesus on our way to Easter, we reflect on two important questions: who is Jesus? And, what does it mean to be a disciple?

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