In this sermon Pastor Kenny examines 1 Peter 2:11-25 and exhorts us to keep our conduct honorable. The apostle Peter gives us this exhortation and grounds this in our identity in Christ, which Peter has been unpacking throughout the early segments of this letter. Ultimately, Peter gives us these exhortations: Abstain from the passions of the flesh. Keep your conduct honorable. Be willing to submit. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. Herein we are reminded that submission, and the accountability that comes with it, humbles us, and keeps us in check. Submission to authority is good for us, it is an instrument of sanctification in our lives and helps is to keep our conduct honorable.
Keep Your Conduct Honorable
1 Peter 2:11-25
May 23, 2021 • Kenneth Ortiz
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.