Text: 1 Peter 2:11-25 We naturally chafe against authority. From the child who refuses to obey his parents to the man or woman who cheats on taxes. But what if the way we respond to authority was one of the main ways God changes both the hearts of his people and the surrounding culture?
Text: 1 Peter 2:1-10 Why does God rescue people? Why does he bring them into his family? The Bible tells us that God sets men and women, boys and girls, apart to know and love him, and to be a blessing to the world around them.
Text: 1 Peter 1:13-25 What motivates you to do the things you do? What are the results of the things you do--good and bad? Those are hard questions to consider, but in doing so, we see just how trusting in future grace--the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promises at the return of Jesus--affects us in the [...]
Text: 1 Peter 1:13-25 Have you ever thought about the return of Jesus? For most of us, that answer is probably no. But Scripture calls us to a completely different outlook. It tells us to look forward to the future that awaits those who trust Jesus when he returns one day, for all to see. [...]
Text: 1 Peter 1:10-12 Has anyone ever planned anything for you? A surprise party? A guest room? How did that affect you? In this passage, we consider how the knowledge of a carefully-planned rescue mission would have affected a group of frightened, discouraged believers. If this is where you find yourself today, good news: there [...]
Text: 1 Peter 1:5-9 “Faith” is often viewed as something ethereal--certainly nothing that touches real life. But the Bible views faith as vital, life-altering. But not just any faith…
Text: 1 Peter 1:3-5 What if, instead of waiting for things to be “just right” in our lives, we were committed to pursuing joy right here, right now, whatever circumstances we’re facing?
Text: 1 Peter 1:1-2 Like a good narrator, Peter begins his letter by setting the scene for his audience, telling them about who he is, who they are, and what these descriptors tell us about the God of pervasive grace behind it all.
Text: Acts 2:42-47 If we’re to follow Jesus in a real, life-changing way, there is no substitute for immersion. We need to see, hear, and experience the truths of the gospel from all directions. That’s what we’re considering together over the next two Sundays at St. Patrick.
Hebrews 10:19-25 God saves us as individuals, but never so we can walk alone. Only by being engaged in deep community with other believers can we hope to finish well.