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.
Sunday, March 19, 2017 • Pastor Joe
If WE are secure (1:1-2) and our INHERITANCE is secure (1:3-12), how should Believers respond to trials in an unfair, and at times, hostile world? The answer will be revealed over the next few weeks.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 •
Having encouraged his readership with assurance of God's commitment in their chosen status in salvation, Peter launches into the reason for his epistle: Trials were causing Christians to doubt the security of their heavenly inheritance. How should Christians view trials?
Sunday, March 05, 2017 • Pastor Joe
1 Peter is the fulfillment of Jesus' prophecy in Luke 22:31-32. The Apostle encouraged 1st century Christians by preparing them for the impending assault against their faith. He wrote from Rome around 64 A.D. Did this impending threat mean that God doesn't care about Christians?
Sunday, December 25, 2016 • Pastor Joe
There should be no greater sense of AWE than that expressed at the miracle of the incarnation. This morning, Pastor Joe shares seven awe-inspiring facts about the Incarnation.
Sunday, December 18, 2016 • Pastor Joe
While the humanity of Jesus of Nazareth is accepted by the majority of Americans, His divinity is something only Christians embrace. Pastor Joe shares what He believes are three strong Biblical arguments supporting the deity of Christ using the acronym G.O.D.