If you could say one thing – meet Peter

What would you say if you had the chance to communicate one important thing? Grace City brings you a mini-series from members of the Grace City, who share a message they think you need to hear. Today, Peter Sakirman encourages us with one idea worth sharing.

 

If you could say one thing, what would it be?

‘By this everyone will know that we are Christ’s disciples, if we love one another!’ 

I came to Grace City after the church I attended for 8 years was closed down. As far as Sunday gathering is concerned, there are obvious differences between my old church and Grace City. The way we sing and pray together. The way we respond to the preacher up the front. The way finances are taught. The way we interpret some parts of the Bible. We even read and quote different Christian authors… So it took me a while to decide to call Grace ‘home’. But as one wise friend reminded me, we have so much more similarities than we do differences. We are saved by Grace, instructed to love one another and called to proclaim God’s love for humanity. Same God, same Saviour, same Holy Spirit, same Bible!

 

What excites you about joining Grace City?

I no longer see those differences as ‘differences’ but as ‘flavours’. There are different ways of doing church and one is not necessarily better or worse than the others, as long as Christ remains the focus. I am excited about enjoying these flavours with my new church family.

To my Grace family, it’s okay to be expressive and show some emotion during worship. It’s good to be audible as a way of encouraging the preacher. Tim Keller is not the only good Christian author.

All jokes aside, thanks for showing me that you don’t have to shout in praying to be heard by God. Thanks for embracing me and putting up with my questions and challenges! I look forward to doing life journey with you all

 

What’s something you’d love to get involved in within Green Square?

Showing the people in the community that the church of Christ and his followers are not the villians that the media often portrays us to be, that the slogan ‘come as you are’ is not mere lip service but a way of life.

 

What’s one reason the Gospel means so much to you?

It gives reason, purpose and hope in life.

 

What’s something you’d love prayer for?

That Grace City Church would become the body of Christ that imitates the love and way of Christ.

Peter is a member of the Grace City team. If you are interested in coming along to Grace City Church, we’d love to meet you this Sunday.