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Living in Harmony

November 27, 2016 | 1 Peter 2:4-17 | culture, exposition

It can be hard to find a way to live in harmony with the culture around you. Do you feel that it is difficult to be a believer in your workplace, when your with friends or even at home? Do you sense this tension between being an authentic Christian and getting along with others in certain sectors of your life?

In Peter’s first letter to believers in Asia Minor, he tells them that they can live in harmony as exiles in their world by truly becoming God’s people. We too can live in harmony with our world by living as His people.

Living in Holiness

November 20, 2016 | 1 Peter 1:13-2:3 | culture, exposition

In Peter’s first letter to believers in Asia Minor, he tells them that they can live in holiness as exiles in their world as God’s chosen people. In this message, we learn some practical advice Peter gives us to live as a people set apart, or holy.

Living in Hope

November 13, 2016 | 1 Peter 1:1-12 | culture, exposition

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How should we live as Christians when the dominant cultural and political forces are at odds with our faith? The apostle Peter’s first letter says that we should live as exiles. In fact, he refers to the first century Christians as exiles three times in his letter. So, over the next three weeks we’re going to look at those three instances. In Peter’s first letter, he told believers who were living as exiles in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey) that they could live with great hope in Jesus Christ. We too are living as exiles in a hopeless world and can experience a life of hope through Jesus Christ.

Easter Means…Joy

April 10, 2016 | 1 Peter 1:3,6-9 | easter, gospel

In the apostle Peter’s first letter, he tells believers in Asia Minor that they can have wonderful joy in every situation because of the resurrection of Jesus. We too can have this wonderful joy because God raised Jesus from the dead. Our text today gives us three ways to have wonderful joy through the resurrection of Jesus.

Easter Means…Hope

March 27, 2016 | 1 Peter 1:3-5 | easter, gospel

Easter really means hope…the desire itself, someone to anchor it, and something to hope for. Easter Weekend, 2016.

Always Prepared for Gospel Sharing

March 13, 2016 | 1 Peter 3:13-16 | community, evangelism, gospel

In the apostle Peter’s first letter, he told believers that whether they are living in good times or difficult times, they should always be prepared to share the gospel hope they have in Christ with others. We can be always prepared to share our gospel hope in Christ no matter our life’s circumstance.

A Living Hope

April 20, 2014 | 1 Peter 1:3-5 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs speaks on how we can know the living hope the apostle Peter spoke of in his first epistle. This living hope has three aspects. It is based on the resurrection of Christ. It finds its present nature is encouraged by the reservation that Christ has made for us in heaven and its object is Christ’s return. This is the living hope we are reminded of at Easter.