Since the time of the apostles, Christians have faced unjust hostility from the unbelieving world. But how are we to respond? The Apostle Peter shows us that we are to conduct ourselves like our Lord Jesus did when He faced unjust suffering.
How can we honor a government that refuses to honor God? That is the question the Apostle Peter addresses in this section of his epistle. The answer is that in everything we do, we are to live as a slave to God.
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.