When God’s people question their identity in Christ, we can fall into doubt, hopelessness, and even outright sin. Pastor Nate Harlan reminds us of what we have received from God so that we will live lives that are consistent with that identity.
What is the church? And what is her purpose? The Apostle Peter tells us that the church is the true living temple, and thus, God’s people are always in the presence of God. Hear Pastor Nate Harlan’s sermon on 1 Peter 2:4-8.
The Apostle Peter’s directions to the church are so simple: Stop doing those sins! Long for pure spiritual milk! Pastor Nate Harlan helps to fill out the meaning of these straightforward verses in 1 Peter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Jesus Christ is the conquering king, ruler of all creation. So why are we Christians so content to live as though we are spiritual paupers? Hear more about the riches that Christ offers to his children in this sermon by Bill Lliorca.