Wives – Meet His Core Need

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Peter instructs his readers on how to live as sojourners in a world that is at odds with their faith.  In this passage, he speaks to wives.   God’s wisdom regarding marriage leads to a team approach where the core needs of both husbands and wives are met.

Good Citizens

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What is the Christian’s responsibility toward an unjust government?  Peter’s readers were in this very situation as they faced persecution from Emperor Nero and the Romans.  His instructions to them is not easy to hear and challenges us today to decide which name will take priority in our lives.

They War Against Your Soul

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God has determined that all who are His will be “conformed to the image of His son” (Rom 8:29).  This is what God does and thus it is assured to happen.  But God allows us to participate in His work.   Peter tells his readers to abstain from the passions of the flesh which war against […]

“You have received mercy”

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In our sermon passage Peter declares, “Once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”  What a simple yet powerful statement!  How often do we stop to consider that we have already received mercy from God?  How does this shape us?  How might our walk with God change if this truth stayed […]

The Cornerstone

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The Messiah is referred to as The Cornerstone in both the Old and New Testament.  There are only two interactions with the Cornerstone that are given in the Bible.  He is either a rock that we trip over or a foundation on which we build.  In this sermon we explore those two options and then […]

Spiritual Houses

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Why would God let His people live in times and places where they are mistreated and abused?  Is there a purpose? In this passage from 1 Peter we read Peter’s encouragement to persecuted Christians by telling them their purpose amid difficulty.

Things to Put Away So We Can Love Well

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After Peter commands to “Love earnestly from a pure heart”, he gives five things that Christians are to “put away” so that we can do this very thing.  Love is a verb.  It is an action; it is not a feeling.  If we are to love well we have to take action to get certain […]