Living with Forever in View: Joyful Humility

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.

Living with Forever in View: Suffering for the Gospel, Revisited

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.

Living with Forever in View: Running with the Goal in View

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

Living with Forever in View: Suffering for the Gospel

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.

Living with Forever in View: The Authority Question

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?

Living with Forever in View: Set Apart

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.