No matter how disciplined, organized, and faithful we are, the reality is that we are sinners living in a sin-cursed world with other sinners. Nothing we can do will ever change that reality. We need grace.
As believers in Christ was must live in reverential fear because God judges, God judges impartially and God judges according to our deeds. In light of the fact that you’ve called on God as Father (who judges AND does so impartially and according to your life) Christians must conduct themselves with fear.
As we obeyed the gospel of Jesus (i.e. believed in Jesus) we were born again which leads us to loving others (sincerely, earnestly, etc.).
The response to the message is understand that our identity in Jesus compels/causes us to love others, even amid suffering/hardships such as the ones Peter’s readers were experiencing.
Gospel-Driven Holiness means being “all in” with Jesus and working hard to look like Jesus. We must be willing to run from things that drive us from God.
In a world being ravaged by sin, and feeling the pain of God’s design forsaken, believing wives/husbands have the opportunity to demonstrate what true human flourishing looks like in the home BUT too often the home is a battleground. If we would apply God’s truth to our lives we would see a lot less turmoil […]
When the cultural powers stack the deck against the people of God, as they were beginning to do in Peter’s day, how do we live and walk every day with a resilient faith while we suffer for the sake of Christ and his kingdom? Scripture: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Knowing Jesus = Moral Change. Since we’ve tasted the Lord (experienced Him and know Him via repenting/believing in Jesus) our lives reflect a love that puts away sin and leans on the Word of God to grow us up in salvation. All of us need to continue to grow up in Jesus. The Bible is […]
Pastor Brian Goodman brings us the word in this Sunday service. Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-10
The conflict in the Christian life is not first and foremost with the culture around us, it’s with the inner self. It’s not our evangelistic events that draw people to Christ, but our life together. Peter calls Christians to abstain from fleshly desires, not simply so we can invite friends to evangelistic events. Rather, our […]
Do we see discouragement/depression in the Bible? Yes, we do! So what do you do when you’re depressed or discouraged? Psalm 42 is a passage of Scripture that teaches us what we should do amid difficult, depressing times. We should do the following: Be honest with God in our struggles Ask God questions with a […]