This teaching was given by pastor Barry Forder on 11th September 2022 – three days after the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
We are living in unprecedented times. We have the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, we are still feeling the effects of the Covid pandemic, and now one of the most consistent and stabilising influences in all of our lives – the reign of Queen Elizabeth II – has come to an end.
If nothing else, this brings home the fragile nature of our world and even of life itself.
In these reflections on the death of the Queen, pastor Barry looks at Peter’s words where he asks us, “Seeing that all these things will be dissolved, what manor of persons ought you to be?” (2 Peter 3:11).
How should you be, given your limited time on this earth? Will you leave a legacy like our great Queen? What will people say of you? Will they point to your faith in Jesus as the bedrock and purpose for your life?
May these thoughts bless and challenge you as you walk with Jesus.