After laying down a string of character qualities, Peter says a strange thing: that Christians should make sure we are called and chosen by God. How? This message will look at that.
This message focuses on the first few verses of 2 Peter. These verses contain one of the greatest statements about the amazing fullness of the gospel, that God has given us, “all things that pertain to life and godliness.”
In this open Q & A session we discuss some of the biggest questions: The problem of evil, Does God choose who will be saved? What happens to Christians who commit suicide? Will we know each other in heaven? etc.
Peter says that the devil walks around seeking to devour us! What does that mean?? In this sermon we look at 10 facts about the devil and then examine what “devouring” means in the context of chapter 5 and the subject of persecution.
This message looks at Peter’s instructions to the church leadership, as well as touching on humility, pride and worry–and the connection between those.
In this passage Peter focuses on church life and emphasizes the fact that every believer is given a gift by God to serve others with.
This message takes in most of chapter four and the topic of suffering. What is suffering supposed to do in our lives? Where is God when I suffer? What does it mean to suffer well?
This might be the most difficult part of the Bible to understand! So this message goes in depth on the issue of whether or not Jesus went to hell when he died, and what Peter means when he says that baptism now saves, and how to figure out the meaning of a text in context. In the end we find that this section is a parenthesis, supporting Peter’s main point in the bigger context. We look at that main point towards the end of the sermon to keep our perspective the same as the author’s.
This message from 1 Peter 3:8-17 encompasses two topics related to heaven: Rewards and apologetics. Apologetics is the rational defense of the faith. Peter exhorts believers to be ready to give a reason (apologia in Greek) for the hope we have, so we look at how to do that.
In this message we look at the husband’s responsibility to love and lead in marriage.