Our Adversary — 1 Peter 5:8‑9

We are at constant war with spiritual forces. If we are not actively resisting Satan, then we are being used by him. Pastor Nate Harlan instructs us how we are tempted to succomb — and how we can successfully resist.

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God Cares for You — 1 Peter 5:6‑7

Worry is sin, an indulgence of the flesh that makes you angry and selfish. Thankfully, God provides a way out of worry: Believe that God cares for you. Pastor Nate Harlan leads us through The Apostle Peter’s encouraging words.

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Clothed in Humility — 1 Peter 5:5

Humility is the chief way that we’re protected from the devil. And humility entails submitting to the God-ordained authorities in your life. Pastor Nate Harlan tells us about the necessity of a particular church in the life of the Christian. (Note that the audio is cut off near the end of the sermon.)

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The Heresies — Arius vs. Athanasius

Pastor Nate Harlan introduces an unusual but important word: homoousian, meaning consubstantial when describing the relationship between Jesus and God the Father. The class at Trinity discusses the ramifications of the Arianism controversy.

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The Shepherds of God’s Flock — 1 Peter 5:1‑4

In this passage, the Apostle Peter directly addresses pastors; in fact, Peter tells the entire church what is required of the church’s shepherds. As Pastor Nate Harlan notes, it is essential for the church to understand these truths so that we all can know what to expect of our elders.

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Our Faithful Creator — 1 Peter 4:12‑19

When we suffer, we are tempted to doubt God’s goodness. But Pastor Nate Harlan points to the words of the Apostle Peter to remind us that we must trust that God has good intentions toward us personally.

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