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Fulfilling the biblical roles of marriage. The clarity, reasonableness, responsibilities, distortion and impact of the beautiful, biblical pattern of marriage.

 
Ephesians 5:22-33, 1 Peter 3:1-7


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When we suffer for doing good we are following in the footsteps of Christ (1 Peter 2:18-24)


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Matt 18:15-17; Acts 20:28; 1 Cor 5:12-13; 2 Cor 2:6; 1 Thess 5:12-13; Heb 13:7 17; 1 Pet 5:1-4

1. THE PROOF OF CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
(Does the Bible teach church membership?)
2. THE PICTURES OF CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
(Do the images of the church in the Bible teach church membership?)
3. THE PRACTICES OF CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
(What responsibilities do church members have?)
4. THE PRIVILEGES OF CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
(What can church members expect to receive from the church?)
5. THE PROCEDURE OF CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
(How do I become a member of RUC?)


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1. YOU ARE NEWBORN BABIES (VV1-3)
2. YOU ARE LIVING STONES (VV4-10)


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Pray . . . that God may open a door for our message so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ . . . Pray that I may proclaim it clearly as I should. Colossians 4:3-4

But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared (ready) to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15

Being ready by being able to clearly articulate the Gospel.


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Jesus suffering for us and our suffering with him. (1 Peter 2:20-25)

Terry Rae is a former Senior Pastor of Rosebank Union Church. Terry is a passionate preacher of God ‘s Word and has years of experience investing in the lives of all types of people. He is the Director of Africa for Christ and has been involved in planting churches throughout the African Continent. When Terry is not somewhere in the world he lives with his wife Veronica in Pennington.


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The reality that Jesus is alive both demands and empowers us to live our lives with hope and faith in Jesus. (1 Peter 1:3)
The resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone of the Christians existence. It tells us that:
The Gospel is True
We Have a living Hope
Risk is Right


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Lessons for leaders in the local church (1 Peter 5:1-4)

1. IDENTITY (vv1-2)
Be shepherds of God ‘s flock
2. RESPONSIBILITIES (v2)
Shepherds feed the flock
Shepherds lead the flock
Shepherds care for the flock
Shepherds guard the flock
3. CHARACTERISTICS (vv2-3)
They lead out of eagerness to serve not out of obligation
They are concerned for what they can give not what they can get
They lead by example not force
4. ACCOUNTABILITY (vv2-4)
God ‘s flock that is under your care
those entrusted to you
when the Chief Shepherd appears


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Moving to the right through trials

1 Peter 1:3-9 (also Rom. 5:1-5; 1 Cor. 10:13; 2 Cor. 1:8-9; 4:7-18; James 1:2-4)
5 FACTS ABOUT TRIALS (vv3-6)
Trials are temporary
Trials are painful
Trials are varied
Trials are necessary
Trials need not rob us of joy
2 PURPOSES OF TRIALS (v7)
To prove the genuineness of our faith
To earn us rich reward
2 SECRETS OF TRIUMPH IN TRIALS (vv8-9)
Love for Jesus
Trust in Jesus