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Ready, Steady, Grow

The apostle Peter's urgent call...

Dave Gobbett | 17:31, 29 January 2021

Ready, steady, grow

Jesus seems far away from twenty first century life. The pressures of living through a pandemic and in a society that is more confused and divided than ever are taking their toll. They can make us think that Jesus has forgotten us. Is he really in charge of this messed up world, and will he really return one day to make all things new?

Perhaps we've forgotten him too. Maybe the radical discipleship that we once committed to can feel outdated. Maybe the pull of the world around us is causing us to doubt the truthfulness of the Bible. Maybe we've even heard of preachers or books which seem to be challenging what we've always held to believe about the important things.

Cue 2 Peter. More than ever before, we need the apostle Peter's urgent call to be ready (for Jesus is coming back and we need to be prepared to face him), to be steady (holding onto the biblical gospel and its call on all our lives, even if it costs us), and ultimately to grow (in devotion and usefulness to the Lord Jesus, our risen and returning saviour and Lord).

Ready . . . steady . . . grow!

Do join us in person or online for this series of services looking at Peter's call.

Dave

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ALL blog posts during 2020/21 from the Highfields Contributors:

Ready, Steady, Grow
The apostle Peter's urgent call...
Home for Christmas
There’s no place like it...
Not Just Another Christmas
Joshua Bell is a world renowned, Grammy award-winning violinist...
Can We Trust the Gospels?
What evidence is there that the recorded events actually happened?
Kaleidoscope
One of my favourite toys as a child was a kaleidoscope.
Highfields 2019
Introduction to the Annual Report 2019
Bible - handle with care
The recent image of the President of the United States holding aloft a Bible ...
Desires, disappointments and satisfaction
Early in 1941 CS Lewis ... gave a series of talks on BBC radio
I can’t believe that!
Recently members of the family have had to ...
On the value of Camus
... on the subject of Albert Camus' The Plague
Discipline in righteousness
I agreed to join my kids on the Joe Wicks workout programme
Letting go of ... concern
I'm a bit of a visual thinker ...
The space for you and me
We have been celebrating the death and the resurrection of Jesus despite the lockdown
Book: Reason for God
Belief in an Age of Scepticism
Confidence in God
Learning how to trust God in the middle of this coronavirus
Book: Where is God ...
Where is God in a Coronavirus World?
Resurrection Lockdown
It is almost inevitable that the current CoronaVirus quarantine may have given rise to more opportunity...
The Christian origins of Western Science
One of the joys of Christmas has been receiving as presents books that have lurked enticingly on my Wishlist for the last year.

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