Who are we? (June)
June 2023 (4 June - 1 July) See the Resource Pack PDF for information on the weekly subthemes and the daily prompts and Bible readings which shape our Daily Worship. Look at our Bible Study Questions PDF to see the material adapted for small Connect groups or personal Bible study.
Strangers in time seeking direction
Our theme this month 'Who are we?' is all about identity. As humans we try to understand what our purpose, and meaning is all about, especially since we never asked to be born. Often we feel like strangers in time seeking direction. We project various personas, but do we ever find within ourselves the real person?
The Bible suggests we start by looking beyond ourselves and the creation. Seeking God is the first step to knowing ourselves, for we are made in the image of God. By doing so we discover the designer is in search of us.
This month we are going to take our daily readings from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. In this letter Paul suggests that the Church, the community of believers, are in fact God’s chosen way of helping humanity discover their true identity. Paul reflect upon four key issues. Firstly, the nature and character of God. Secondly, the key principles that make up the message believers should be sharing. Thirdly, how this message is have an impact on their lives, and finally what is the wider vision for the creation and the world in which we live.
To help us understand who we are as God’s people in today’s world we have asked our writers to help us reflect upon the following questions during each week of June.
What kind of God do we serve?
What kind of Gospel do we proclaim?
What kind of people have we to become?
What kind of world are we being called to live in?
Looking beyond ourselves and the creation
Why not try joining a connect group this month? There are multiple In-Person and Online Connect Groups all over the country that use Sanctuary First's Connect material, why not get in touch as see if there is a group near you? Contact
Each week of the four week theme runs Sunday-Saturday and has its own subtheme, which contains daily Bible readings and prompts for thought (see the Resource Pack PDF for more information). Check out our Bible Study Questions PDF to see the material adapted for small Connect groups or personal Bible study.