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Getting through life, temptations and all that ...

I was struck, at our last Inter-Church Study, by the word 'through' which appears four times in three verses in the second letter of Peter, chapter 1. Here they are:

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

We Christians can enjoy going through three 'processes' which run together

  1. Getting to know God
  2. Receiving what He's promised
  3. Sharing in the Lord's divine nature. And the result of this that grace and peace (which Peter mentions first) show in our lives. As someone said - it's not what you know but who you know! But we mustn't neglect to improve our knowledge.

As Paul told Timothy

All scripture is useful for teaching and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly (old version throughly, meaning through and through) equipped for every good work.

(2 Tim 3v17)


Eden Church community links

Eden Church is actively involved in a number of organisations. Here are some of our key partners:

Eden Christian Trust

Eden Christian Trust

ECT is an Edenbridge joint churches initiative to meet the needs of young people in our area, running school clubs, secular and Christian youth clubs and organising trips away to music festivals.


The Bridges Centre

If you are out and about in Edenbridge, take a break and come into Bridges for a "cuppa" or light lunch. Relax in pleasant surroundings and meet people, or just enjoy some quiet space. Child-friendly and disabled accessible, Bridges welcomes everyone.

Parish Nursing

Parish Nursing

We talk a lot about it, but what is Parish Nursing? Parish Nursing was launched in the UK in 2006. Julie Barry works as in Edenbridge as our parish nurse with an ecumenical remit that reaches out to all our ECC partner churches in the area. Click here for more information.

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