August 2018

Suffering Unjustly

Text: 1 Peter 2:18-25   There is purpose in our pain.   We all find ourselves in relationships where we are under the authority of someone else.  These “masters” might wield their authority well, creating a place where we willingly submit to their authority.  But what about when our “masters” or evil and abuse their authority?  […]

Honor The Emperor

Text: 1 Peter 2:13-17   We are citizens best when we’re servants first.   The church has historically fluctuated between extremes when it comes to our engagement with politics and involvement within government institutions.  We are either overly engaged or neglectfully disengaged.  Peter reminds us that God has a good plan for the government and calls […]

Sojourners and Exiles

Text: 1 Peter 2:11-12   Be holy from the inside out.   God calls us to take off our masks and be whole people wholly devoted to him and to his kingdom.  There is no such thing as “dual-citizenship” in the kingdom of God.  We are called out of darkness and into life, adopted as children […]

July 2018

Living Stones

Text: 1 Peter 2:4-10   This is bigger than me.   In our sin, we tend to think more of ourselves than we should.  We forget that when we come to Christ we are adopted into a family.  We are assembled into a body.  We are raised into an army.  In these verses, Peter reminds us […]

Love One Another

Text: 1 Peter 1:22-2:3   Loved people love people.   Because of the presence of sin in our lives and in our world, everything is subject to decay and disharmony.  Just like the grass and flowers bloom for a season so our lives fade briefly.  But beyond just our physical health and lives our relationships tend […]

Glory To God Alone

Guest speaker Irvin Wasswa teaches out of Psalm 115:1-11, and reminds us that that we are to lay down our idols, and that all glory and worship belong to God alone.

Conduct Yourselves With Fear

Text: 1 Peter 1:17-21   Stay clean and stay close.   Scripture teaches us that who we are determines what we do. Peter has told us that God has given us a new identity, a new future, and a new family. Since we are now his children we must live lives of holiness that bring […]

You Shall Be Holy

1 Peter 1:13-16   A hope filled life is a holy life.   Peter has reflected on the new life and new identity declared to us in the truths and the promises of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This knowledge now compels us into a life of obedience and faith.  To live this life of obedience and […]

June 2018

Angels Long To Look

1 Peter 1:10-12   It’s not about us.   In these opening verses of his letter, Peter has been dwelling on the gift of grace that we understand to be the gospel.  He has looked at it from the perspective of the Father who has caused to be born and who is keeping guard over […]

The Outcome Of Faith

1 Peter 1:6-9   Keep your eyes on the prize.   The Lord is honest about the life into which he has called his children, it is riddled with trials.  The trials of our lives are the crucibles in which we are refined and molded for our good and for God’s glory.  Peter reminds us […]