In this sermon, Pastor Ryan Griffith preaches from 1 Peter 2:1-10 which is a transition passage in this epistle. This sermon is the sixth of fourteen sermons in our series on 1 Peter and this text serves as the key for Peter's Old Testament exposition and his encouragement to the persecuted Christians. This passage is packed with Old Testament imagery, allusion, and quotation which helps us better understand what Peter is teaching the Christians. His focus is their identity in Christ, his goal is to reorient them on the bigger picture of the gospel and to exhort them to long for the word of God which instructs them in troubled times. Lastly, Pasto Ryan reminds us, via the apostle Peter's words, that in the midst of harassment and opposition, we have much to be encouraged by. We have a new hope, a new family, a new identity.
Long for the Pure Milk of the Word
1 Peter 2:1-10
May 16, 2021
Be Alert and Sober-Minded
July 11, 2021 • Kenneth Ortiz
In this final sermon of the Living Hope series, Pastor Kenny Ortiz examines the last section of 1 Peter 5. He reminds believers that there is a future grace awaiting Christians, so let us guard one another to ensure that no one is devoured by the devil. We must be alert, and sober-minded, and cast our anxieties on God, because he cares for us. We learn that Christians will win our war against sin and the devil, but not because of our own will but because Jesus prayed for us and because Jesus died for us and because Jesus rose from the dead.
Shepherd the Flock Among You
July 4, 2021 • Joe Rigney
In this sermon, Pastor Joe examines 1 Peter 5:1-5 and, simultaneously, seeks to model for the congregation the exhortation found in the passage. In this passage the apostle Paul gives insights into the role of the elder and exhorts the elders to shepherd the people well. We are reminded that, ultimately, Christ is the chief shepherd, the overseer of our souls. Christ rules his church and governs his church and guards his church. He leads us and he feeds us. The elders are to model Christ for the people and lead them well and exhort them to set their hope fully on the grace that is coming and to rejoice as we share in Christ's sufferings.
When Christians Suffer
June 27, 2021 • Jonathan Parnell
In this sermon, Pastor Jonathan Parnell examines 1 Peter 4:12-19. In this passage, the apostle Peter returns again to the topic of suffering, which has been a major theme throughout this book, but here especially, in these verses, Peter dives into this topic with more detail. He gives us here the Christian perspective on suffering, and that’s what we’re going to look at today. This is a sermon on how to suffer as Christian.