A New Sermon Series Begins

On September 12 we begin a series of messages on 1 Peter. I love this letter. I have wanted to preach on it for years. Now seems to be the right time. The themes of suffering and hope and faith and love ring loud and clear. My goals come from the letter itself.

I pray that we will bless God (1:3) with all our hearts because of what we see here, and that we will rejoice in the fiery testing of our faith (1:3-8), and that we will hope fully in grace (1:13) and that we will have a trembling confidence in our Father-Judge-Redeemer (1:17-19), and that we will not be conformed to this age (1:14), but will love each other fervently from the heart (1:22). And may many be born again by the great mercy of God through the resurrection of Jesus from the dead (1:3). Please pray these biblical goals into reality.

In need of your intercession always,

Pastor John

Sept. 12 Aliens in the Streets (King of the Nations) 1 Peter 1:1-2
Sept. 19 How Aliens Keep the Identity of Their Homeland 1 Peter 1:1-2; 4:7-10
Sept. 26 Divine Election: The Role of the Father and the Spirit 1 Peter 1:1-2
Oct. 3 Divine Election: The Role of the Son, Jesus 1 Peter 1:1-2
Oct. 10 God’s Great Mercy and Our New Birth 1 Peter 1:1-5
Oct. 17 The Elect Are Kept by the Power of God 1 Peter 1:1-5
Oct. 24 Joy Through the Fiery Test of Genuine Faith 1 Peter 1:3-7
Oct. 31 Missions Week  
Nov. 7 Missions Week  
Nov. 14 Inexpressible Joy in the Invisible Christ 1 Peter 1:3-8
Nov. 21 What the Prophets Sought and Angels Desired 1 Peter 1:3-12
Nov. 28 Girding the Mind to Guard Your Hope 1 Peter 1:13-16
Dec. 5 The Lust of Ignorance and the Life of Holiness 1 Peter 1:13-16
Dec. 12 A Sojourn on Earth with Confident Fear 1 Peter 1:13-19
Dec. 19 Christ Appeared that We Might Hope in God 1 Peter 1:13-21
Dec. 26 The Seed of the Word and the Fruit of Love 1 Peter 1:13-25

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