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Suffering For Being Done With Sin

Text: 1 Peter 4:1-6
Speaker: Craig Marshall
Date: October 30, 2016

Have you ever been maligned for not going along with sinful practices that seem acceptable to everyone else?  It can be disheartening and discouraging when our relationships are affected by our commitment to Christ.  Peter understood this temptation and in 1 Peter 4:1-6, we’ll see how looking to the work of Jesus motivates us to put away sinful practices and encourages us to persevere despite the difficulties that following him will bring.

In preparation for listening to this message, it would be helpful to read 1 Peter 3:18-4:6, and also read of the suffering of those who have gone before us in Hebrews 11.

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.

Why Then the Law?

Text: Galatians 3:19-22
Speaker: Jeff Gonzales
Date: October 16, 2016

A Sunday evening sermon from Jeff Gonzales.

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.

The Family that Suffers Together Blesses Together

Text: 1 Peter 3:8-17
Speaker: Craig Marshall
Date: October 9, 2016

In our passage, Peter moves to the end of the household codes to address all of us as believers.  As he does, he emphasizes the fact that our sojourning and suffering in this life is to occur within the supportive context of Christian, family love.  As those who experience this love and share in the blessed inheritance that we have received from God, we are called not only to non-retaliation, but to bless those who do evil to us.  Tomorrow we will examine how Peter prepares us for this high calling.

In preparation for this message, it will be helpful to read 1 Pet 2:13-3:17.  He also relies upon Psalm 34 to build his argument, so if you read that as well, it will be fresh in your mind.  For some parallel ideas, see Romans 12:9-21.

What the Resurrection Reveals

Text: Romans 8:34
Speaker: Taylor Bassett
Date: October 2, 2016

A Sunday evening sermon from Taylor Bassett.

God’s Strength in Our Weakness

Text: Judges 7:1-23
Speaker: Jason Walter
Date: October 2, 2016

A Sunday morning message from Jason Walter.

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