Ransomed To Be Holy — 1 Peter 1:13‑21

Why has Christ ransomed His people? It is not so we can rest on our laurels. Instead, we are ransomed so that we may be holy, for we owe Christ our trust, loyalty, and obedience. Hear Pastor Nate Harlan’s sermon on holiness.

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Prophecy Fulfilled — 1 Peter 1:10‑12

God does not expect us to make a blind leap of faith in Jesus. Instead, He points us to what He has done in history. Christians trust Jesus because He has fulfilled every prophecy He proclaimed. Hear Pastor Nate Harlan’s latest sermon on 1 Peter.

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The Outcome of Faith — 1 Peter 1:6‑9

When we face trials, we often ask God, why? Why does a good God subject His children with difficulties? God doesn’t give us specifics, but He offers the general answer right here in 1 Peter. Hear the encouraging word from Pastor Nate Harlan.

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The Gospels and Their Reliability

 

Is it certain that the four books of the gospel — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John — are reliable? When were they written? What about other books that claim to be gospels? Pastor Nate Harlan leads this discussion.

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Blessed Be Our God and Father — 1 Peter 1:3‑5

Being a Christian is difficult because of the hostility we face and because of our own sin. But if you feel like giving up, you are looking for hope in the wrong place. The Apostle Peter points us instead to the grace shown to us in Christ.

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Elect Exiles — 1 Peter 1:1‑2

This world is hostile to Christ the King. Inevitably, that hostility is applied to His servants. In the face of this hostility, what is the source of our peace? The unconditional love and grace of God the Father for His people. (The audio is now the correct sermon.)

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