Preaching Series Has Hope
Beginning with an introduction on the Apostle Peter on January 11th, Pastor Jim will begin a new preaching series on the book of First Peter titled: “Hope, It’s Nearer Than You Think,” beginning January 18th. The Apostle writes to a church that was undergoing persecution during the first century and, as such, has many things to say to us today about living a life of hope in difficult times. Five times, the Apostle mentions the subject of “hope” in his first Epistle giving us clear principles for living above the circumstances we are faced with on an everyday basis. A subtitle for this series might be “Living the Life,” because the Apostle speaks to Christians everywhere on what living one’s life as a child of the Savior looks like. What does it mean to live under persecution? How do we relate to the authorities over us? How should husbands and wives live together before the Lord. Practical, clear, and understandable are the everyday lessons we can learn from this study.
In addition, Glen Ellen Community Church presents weekly “Digging Deeper” Bible Studies on the same subject matter and these will begin January 20th in Oakmont, and 21st in Glen Ellen in the Parsonage at 6:30 pm. The previous Sunday’s message is discussed only at a “Deeper” level as we seek to understand what God’s Word has to say to all of us personally. For more information, please contact Pastor Jim at 996-1479.