Peter – Acts
Since Easter we have been focussing on Jesus’ disciple Peter. He is a fascinating mix of impetuous reaction and passion, as well as doubt and denial.
We looked at how he, and Jesus, reacted to his denying Jesus, and reflected on how we can get back on track when we make a mess of things. Through Lent we had a tree with brown leaves that we gradually exchanged for green leaves if we had kept up good habits, and we referred back to this to give ideas of how to refresh us spiritually.
A vital transformation Peter experienced resulted from a vision. He realised that God’s love was for everyone – not just the Jews. This must have caused an enormous reaction at the time and it made us think about who in our world and society we marginalise and exclude.
The final story about Peter that we explored was his healing of the lame man. Despite being arrested and threatened by the authorities, he could not do anything except for tell people who Jesus is. What a difference from the scared man who denied him only a little while earlier.
Summer Social Weekend – 22nd-24th July
We have subtly changed the name of this weekend! The emphasis is no longer on ‘camping’, although that will certainly take place on the Friday and Saturday nights for those who wish to (space permitting). But we want everyone to feel included and are planning the Saturday as our main activity day, concluding with a short worship time and meal.
Brassey Green is near Beeston so it is ideally situated for anyone who wants to join us for the day. More details will follow as we get into the planning.
Written by the Minister & Members