Living Hope in a Hostile World
Lion on the Loose
June 13, 2021 • Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater • 1 Peter 5:8–9, 2 Corinthians 12:8–10
As we close out our series going through 1 Peter, we start with a warning and end with some encouragement. Peter warns us that we have an enemy, the devil, that prowls like a lion and wants to devour us. By understanding the lion's identity and strategy, we can defend ourselves against attack. Then, as Peter ends his letter, he reminds us of God's character, calling, and commitment. We can be encouraged in the knowledge that God is a God of grace and he has an eternal plan for us. Even though we go through suffering, persecution, and trials, we can rest in the finished work of Christ.
May 2, 2021 • Bill LaMorey • 1 Peter 2:11–25
Living for Christ requires us to do some really hard things not only to glorify God and live a blessable life, but also to be a good example to the world around us. In this message from 1 Peter 2:11-25 Pastor Bill discuss three of these hard things and how we can do them with God's help.
April 25, 2021 • Dr. Nicholas Leadbeater • 1 Peter 2:4–10
Do you know that you are part of God’s building plan? What does that mean, and how do we live it out? Find out in this message from 1 Peter 2:4-10 where Pastor Nicholas discusses four key steps to understanding our identity and living it out.
The Joy of Knowing
April 11, 2021 • Bill LaMorey • 1 Peter 1:6–12
How can we find joy even in suffering? How can we find joy in Jesus whom we've never seen? How can we find joy in the understanding of promises that prophets and angels didn't fully understand? Find out in this message as Pastor Bill unpacks 1 Peter 1:6-12!