Bill revisits the fatherly approach Peter is taking with the Christian community receiving his letter. In chapter 2, Peter calls us to discard the things in life that get in the way of sincerely loving those around us -- not for the sake of "living right" but to eliminate the things in our lives that burden or overwhelm us and prevent us from building bridges with the others in our lives. The worship journey for this week: "Becoming spiritual houses of the Lord and serving as priests to those around us -- not by what we believe or profess -- but through the testimony of our lives." 1 Peter 2:1-12.
September 2, 2018