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Recent Sermons

On The Night When He Was Betrayed

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23
Speaker: Craig Marshall
Date: October 23, 2016

In this sermon we take a slight break from 1 Peter to spend some time reflecting upon the significance of the Lord’s Supper.  It can be easy to only think of certain aspects of our salvation when we have the Supper.  Perhaps what is most on your mind is the forgiveness of sins that we have through the work of Christ.  Did you know that the Supper also prepares us to suffer well as God’s people?  This aspect has become all the more clear to me as we’ve been studying 1 Peter, and I’m excited for us to explore this together, particularly through the lens of the Apostle Paul’s words of institution in 1 Cor 11:23.

In preparation for listening to this sermon, it would be helpful to read through Matthew 26 and notice how prominent the themes of betrayal (delivered up, handed over) and reviling are in the narrative.

Encouragement and Hope in Christ’s Victory

Text: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Speaker: Ryan Wentzel
Date: October 16, 2016

In this sermon we will continue our study of 1st Peter by looking at 3:18–22. This passage is considered by many to be one of the most difficult passages in the New Testament to interpret.  Despite the interpretational difficulties that aspects of this passage present, Peter’s message of encouragement and hope in Christ’s victory permeates the passage.

As we study these verses we’ll consider three points:

  1. Christ’s victory through suffering (v. 18).
  2. Christ’s victory proclaimed (vv. 19–20a).
  3. Your victory with Christ assured (vv. 20b-22).

I encourage you to read 1 Peter 3:13–4:6 before listening to this sermon.