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Sermons on 1 Peter

Gifted to Serve – Part 2 of 2

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Gifted to Serve – 2 of 2 SERMON SUMMARY Last week we learned that spiritual gifts aren’t the same as the results of a personality test. They’re not meant to simply know yourself better. Spiritual gifts are meant to be used for the building of God’s Kingdom. 1 Corinthians 12:7 says: “Now […]

Gifted to Serve – Part 1 of 2

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Many of you have probably taken a personality assessment of some kind—an evaluation of how you are wired, how you respond to various circumstances, what brings you joy and other factors. For the next two weeks we will be taking a look at spiritual gifts—which are not analogous to personality […]

1 Peter – Reflections on 1 Peter

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – Reflections on 1 Peter – 18 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY Peter’s personality—his zeal, courage, humility, tenderness, forthrightness, and yes, even his impetuousness—is revealed in the letter we call “First Peter”. Let’s begin with five observations:  [1] This sounds obvious, but Peter wrote the letter. Peter, James and John formed […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:8-11 – Engaging Our Adversary

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:8-11 – 17 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY In his first epistle, Peter tells us not to be surprised by our trials. It’s interesting that he doesn’t take the time to commiserate with his readers, nor does he offer advice on how to avoid suffering and pain. Instead, […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:5-7 – The Power of Humility

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:5-7 – 16 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY God has designed the church to be both a place of refuge and a place of equipping. God equips us to share our faith and live a distinct Christian lifestyle, while representing Him in how we love people. However, not […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:1-4 – A Shepherd’s Job Description

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:1-4 – 15 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY Churches face the challenge of expectations—those of the pastor and of the congregation. And we disappoint each other when we don’t meet those unrealistic expectations. Fortunately, 1 Peter 5:1-4 gives us God’s expectations. Notice that Peter, the leader of Jesus’ […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:12-19 – Walking Through Life’s Fiery Trials

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:12-19 – 14 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY When life is going well we push God to the periphery, but when trials come, we become aware of how much we need Him. Suffering under trials and persecution is a major theme of 1 Peter. He wrote this letter […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:7-11 – A Game Plan for Living in the End Times

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:7-11 – 13 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY Jesus (Matthew 16:21-26 & 24:3-8), Paul (1 Timothy 4:1-6) and Peter (1 Peter 4:7-11; 2 Peter 3) all voiced practical concerns regarding how to behave in difficulties we will encounter in “the end times”. During times of suffering, persecution and […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:1-6 – How to Shock Your Friends and Neighbors

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:1-6 – 12 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY Peter reminds us that because our ultimate citizenship is in heaven, this world isn’t our true home. We are representatives of a different kingdom, and we need to live that way. Like foreign tourists visiting another country, how we conduct […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 3:21-22 – Baptism: Clearing the Water

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 3:21-22- 11 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY First Peter was written to persecuted Christians who were scattered throughout what is now modern day Turkey. Peter wrote to encourage them to maintain their hope in the midst of their trying circumstances. Today we learn what Christian baptism symbolizes and […]

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