Grounded – to a teen it means you can’t go out. To a pilot it means you can’t take off. To a Christian grounded means, regardless of circumstance, we continue in our faith, established and firm, never moving from the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As we turn our attention towards the Book of 1 Peter, our goal is just that – to get grounded.
Throughout the Gospels, Jesus had extraordinary encounters with ordinary people. These were regular, every-day people who were forever changed by colliding with the living presence of Christ. And it still happens today. For when our hearts genuinely experience the grace and love of a living Jesus, we face a choice – to resist Him or to surrender. Which will we choose?
No other New Testament book challenges God’s people to live like God’s people the way the book of James does. Yet amidst all the practical wisdom, James makes one thing crystal clear: a life for Christ is not just a private, personal endeavor. True living for Christ is done in community, too – it’s the Church learning how to be the Church. And that’s more than just a nice idea. It’s essential.
Everybody comes to Church with questions, but how often do you get to ask them? In this series, you pick the subject and we respond. Based on your input from our Easter survey, our Chesapeake Teaching Team will preach to answer questions because you asked. This is a great series to invite your friends to Church!