This fall, our e-bulletin focus is: “What God has made new – themes from 1 Peter”. Peter wrote his letter to a beleaguered church. They were subject to: various trials (1:6), slanderous accusation (2:12; 3:16), evil and reviling (3:9), fiery ordeals (4:12), and insults for the name of Christ (4:14). In spite of that, there was no lessening of the demands placed upon the early church as though we don’t need to live and look like Jesus when the going gets tough.

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