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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
Modern preachers of the gospel don’t often put an emphasis on suffering, trouble, and loss. But the apostle Peter says suffering is essential to what it means to be a Christian. Hear Pastor Nate Harlan tell us three reasons this is the case.
How does our baptism equip us to face suffering for the sake of Christ? Pastor Nate Harlan works through this controversial passage to show what baptism does in the life of the Church — and what baptism does not do.
The intent of this passage is to encourage and equip Christians as they face hostility from the unbelieving world. But why does Peter bring up Noah? So that Christ can show us that He is the one who rescues us, and the Church is our ark.