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Sermons on 1 Peter

Sermons on 1 Peter

hope, thriving, live, purpose, suffering

Live for God

Jesus is a life-changer. People who were once lost in sin are now alive in Christ. Peter reminds his readers of this when he writes, “they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.” Live for God as seen in your purity and unity. This may not be popular in a culture who is against Christ, but God has you where you are to share the Gospel. Lead…
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Hope Under Pressure

It’s a challenge to remain hopeful and not bitter when we’re under pressure. Let’s face it: we’re not going to always agree with the people around us. But that shouldn’t prevent us from serving them and caring for them. Peter calls his readers to “submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority” and “repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” Do good in the world for Christ while…
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Thriving in Exile

It’s hard to think about thriving while in a tough situation. It would be easier to hide our faith, worship God in private, and keep Him to ourselves. But that’s not what faith calls us to do. Peter tells us that we are a “chosen people … that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” Our identity is in Christ, so the Holy Spirit is the governor of our hearts.…
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Remain Hopeful – Living Hope

Peter tells those who read his letter, “set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.” Even when it seems difficult to live out our faith, Peter encourages us to fix our hope on Christ. What we think about the future affects the way we live in the present, so we can praise God for the living hope we have in Christ. Sermon Text: 1 Peter 1:1-25

Empty Heart

When dealing with life’s disappointments and disasters, the empty tomb brings healing to our hearts. Hopelessness turns to hope. Faith refined—hope in the midst of suffering. Sermon Text:  1 Peter 1:3-9
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“You Don’t Care About Me”

When individuals have been deeply hurt, it’s easy to start to think that no one really cares. But God holds them in his heart at all times. 1 Peter 5:7
STONEWORK Series

Living Stones

It’s confirmation Sunday. While confirmation is a milestone in our lives, as spiritual stones Jesus continues to hew us as living stones, shaping and fashioning our lives so that we bring him praise.   My Next Steps Want more? Click Here for life application materials based on this week’s message for use in Sheep Squads, home devotions, & other small groups. Point to Ponder: Who you are in Christ determines what you do. Treasure to Share: “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,…