Apr 2024 | 1 Peter – Jude

The range of style and tone between two apostles, Peter and John, couldn't be more significant.  They share an intensity and clarity birthed from the same core experiences with Jesus… they were both part of his inner circle.  But in personality, gifting and focus, each brings a unique approach to theology and practical faith.  Peter's focus in tactical… fully acknowledging the persecution and oppression that tested faith, hope and love.  John's approach starts from the inside out… examining a heart fully devoted to the Lord.  Jude finishes the month, warning the body to "contend for the faith" against those in the church, including leadership, that deny Jesus and transform the idea of faith into one that serves self.  Enjoy the diversity of tones, but don't miss the inspired harmony they provide.