One of Peter's biggest concerns as he writes to the letter we call 2 Peter is that there are false teachers who have sprouted up among the people. Last week, we looked at Peter's advice on how to prevent false teachers. This week, Peter takes aim directly at those who are trying to deceive the flock. What is the problem with a false teacher? We'll find out this week.
I've often said that one of the great things about the internet is that it gives everyone who wants a voice and platform. I've also said that one of the worst things about the internet is that it gives everyone who wants a voice and platform! In a sea of a million voices all claiming to know God and speak on his behalf, how do you know which ones to listen to? As we continue our look at 2nd Peter, we will see that even as far back as the earliest Christians, the church has struggled with this. Peter wants the church then to know who they should trust, and that is a lesson we can learn from as well.
This week we start a new series in 2 Peter. In 1 Peter, he wanted the churches in his day to know and understand the hope of the resurrection. Now, as he knows his time to go be with Jesus is drawing near, he fights for these churches to make sure that they stay on the right path once he is gone. I hope you'll join us this Sunday as we find out more on what it means to "Grow in Christ" - or you can watch our livesteam at 10 am!
When we needed to suspend in-person worship back in March, I didn't know how long it would last. Sadly, we needed to continue that suspension until recently and as such, we weren't able to celebrate Easter together as we always have. I promised you that we would still celebrate Easter back in April and, Lord willing, we'd celebrate again once we were able to gather together in person again. This Sunday, I get to keep my promise. Easter is my favorite day of the year and this year, I get to celebrate it twice! Take that, 2020!