Text: 1 Peter 5:5-14 If you’re reading this, you’re breathing. And that means that if you’re a follower of Jesus, God has something for you to do, to be about, between now and the day He takes you home. Though the details of that calling change from person to person, there are several tasks all… Continue reading Living with Forever in View: Waiting
Text: 1 Peter 5:1-4 What makes for a good leader in a local church? Talent? Money? Charisma? When you look in the Bible, one of the most important character traits for any leader–any believer, for that matter–is deep, joyful humility.
Text: 1 Peter 4:12-19 Suffering was a recurring theme for the Apostle Peter–and not because he was a glutton for punishment! Instead, he was giving his friends a heads up so that they would neither be surprised, nor discouraged, when suffering for following Jesus became a reality in their own lives.
Text: 1 Peter 4:7-11 Everything comes down to perspective. Do the circumstances and relationships in your life fit into a larger picture? If so, how? How might confidence in a good God change the way you interpret your life? How might running with a clear goal in view change the way you invest your time,… Continue reading Living with Forever in View: Running with the Goal in View
Text: 1 Peter 4:1-6 The New Testament is clear: if you follow Jesus, you’ll suffer for doing so–in subtle, and not-so-subtle, ways. Yet, it is equally clear that all the suffering is, and will be, worth it. That’s what we unpack in this message.
Text: 1 Peter 3:18-22 The victory Jesus secured in his resurrection spills over into the day-in, day-out existence of his followers. How? Click to find out!
Text: 1 Peter 3:8-17 How can Christians live in such a way that the surrounding culture is not only tolerant of–but curious about–our faith in Jesus?
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… Continue reading Living with Forever in View: Future Grace, Part 2