1 Peter 1:10-22

Focussing on the ransom paid for each one of us, Richard Bradbury teaches on the new life we are called to live as a result of our redemption.

1 Peter 1:3-9

Continuing our series in 1 Peter, RIchard Bradbury considers the resurrection of Jesus as a model of our own resurrection.

Tom Elliott


On Friday 8th October 2021, 7:00pm we are hosting an evening with Tom Elliott. Tom is a commedian and magician and so this will be be a fun-packed evening of family entertainment. Come and invite your friends!

1 Peter – Introduction

Richard Bradbury commences a new series looking at 1 Peter. In this first week, he reviews the life of Peter, as portrayed in the New Testament and then considers the opening two verses of the book.

You always hurt the one you love

The 1940’s song says, ‘You always hurt the one you love’. Unfortunately, this is so easily done. It is those we are closest to with whom we are most vulnerable and who are most vulnerable to us who are most easily hurt by our words and actions, even if not intentionally. That is part of what makes us human and can enrich us, but it can also be a source of pain.
Relationships are difficult because we are all, to some extent, selfish. We are also complex with a range of needs, motivations and behaviours. These things are not always compatible with those of others and it is at those touch points where pain can ensue.
Not surprisingly, Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:2 and Colossians 3:13 to ‘bear with on another’. In other words, to make room for one another’s foibles and mistakes realising that not all of us are perfect. It is also why Jesus told us to practice forgiveness towards each other. These two actions will make the world (the big wide world and the world we inhabit, as well as the internal world of our souls) a better place.
God bless.