Sunday, June 18, 2017 •
In this final section, Peter addressed the Church in her united stance against persecution. She must stay focused and faithful without worry or else risk spiritual damage.
Sunday, June 11, 2017 •
Some Christians hold false beliefs about persecution. In today's passage of study, Peter corrected them, turning his audience's trust to God.
Sunday, June 04, 2017 •
In response to unfounded concerns about his ministry potentially setting the Church back 200 years, Billy Graham said that his hope was to set the Church back 2,000 years! What characteristics which exemplified the New Testament Church are missing in its modern expression? Mike Kahn, Director of Missions for the Hillsborough Baptist Association shares the answer from the book of Acts.
Scriptures: Acts 2:36-42
Sunday, May 28, 2017 •
While churches of every age have experienced trials, they will spread and intensify as Christ's return nears. Such may inhibit the expression of the love that defines the Church as the Bride of Christ. Our love for one another must also spread and intensify with these trials.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 •
Having discussed the Believers' proper response to suffering, Peter now addressed the necessity of choosing to suffer for doing what is right (and pleasing God) instead of seeking comfort due to external pressure.
Believers' Counter-response to Unbelievers' Reaction to Believers' response to Suffering (1 Peter 3:8-22)
Sunday, May 14, 2017 •
Peter summarized previous teaching (1:13-3:7). Such a counter-cultural response by Believers would certainly elicit a reaction from Unbelievers. How should Believers counter-respond to this reaction?
Sunday, May 07, 2017 •
Peter continues his exhortation for Christians to submit to God-ordained realms of authority even when they inflict unfair suffering. In this message, Peter discusses the institution of marriage.
Sunday, April 30, 2017 •
Peter continues his exhortation for Christians to submit to God-ordained authorities even when they inflict unfair suffering. In this message, the God-ordained realm to which Christians are to submit as witnesses is EMPLOYMENT MASTERS.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 •
Peter provides a fourth Biblical response to trials and suffering in a section that begins at 2:11 and continues to 3:7
Sunday, April 16, 2017 •
Today we celebrate the miracle of resurrection. Jesus of Nazareth was the first person who resurrected from the dead, but He won't be the last. In John's Gospel, Jesus promised that all people will experience bodily resurrection in the future. But, how can this be?
Sunday, April 09, 2017 •
As we are learning, a Biblical response to trials and suffering is not so much about ADDING something to what we are already doing, but letting go of what is expendable and doubling-down on the essentials of our faith. Today, we learn a third God-honoring response to suffering.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 •
Peter's first piece of wisdom for responding to trials was to passionately pursue holiness, making it our trademark. In a short passage that we study today, Peter shares a second response.