Sermon Series
  • 1. Who Are We?

    Contributed on Apr 3, 2002
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    The greeting contained in I Peter 1:1-2 gives us a wonderful description of who we are and how we ought to live in Christ.

    I Peter 1:1-2 “Who Are We?” Intro—Today I’d like to begin a series in the book of I Peter...I Peter is an often overlooked book in the New Testament, and I think one reason for that may be that there is a belief among Christians that Peter, in some ways, is ...read more

  • 2. Gifts Of The Father

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2002
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    In I Peter 1:3-5 we see that God delights in giving good gifts to His children.

    I Peter 1:3-5 “Gifts of the Father” Intro—With Christmas just having passed, all of us that have children can relate to giving gifts to them. We give gifts to our children because we love them, and because we want to show them in a real, tangible way, that love. And we give gifts to our ...read more

  • 3. Preparing For Trials

    Contributed on Apr 8, 2002
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    Knowing that trials are coming and understanding the reason for them is half the battle for the Christian.

    I Peter 1:6-12 “Preparing for Trials” Intro—As we were looking at the Book of First Peter last week, we focused on the rewards, if you will, of becoming a Christian—and we said that Peter tells the churches he’s writing to that the Christian receives a Second Birth—and that as part of that ...read more

  • 4. Be Holy For I Am Holy

    Contributed on Apr 8, 2002
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    Telling us to be holy is fine, but how do we live a holy life?

    I Peter 1:13-21 “Be Holy For I AM Holy” Intro—For the last couple of weeks, as we’ve been looking at the first 12 verses of the Book of First Peter, we’ve seen that Peter has been discussing the future of the Christian—in verse 3 he talks about our living hope through the resurrection of Christ; ...read more

  • 5. "Philadelphia"

    Contributed on Apr 12, 2002
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    Can people recognize you as a disciple of Christ by how much you show your love for the brethren?

    I Peter 1:22; Acts 2:41-47 “Philadelphia” Intro—Some of you may be wondering why this message is titled “Philadelphia”—what could pastor be thinking when he starts naming sermons after a city in Eastern Pennsylvania? Well, the answer is that Philadelphia is not just nicknamed “The City of ...read more

  • 6. "Spirit-Filled Love

    Contributed on Apr 12, 2002
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    Why are we commanded to love one another fervently as brothers and sisters in Christ?

    I Peter 1:22-25 “Spirit-filled Love” Intro—Last week, as we were looking at the book of First Peter, we saw that Peter calls on us, because of the great promises of God that we possess and the living hope that we are given, to live a holy life. Holy living means doing what God wants us to do, ...read more

  • 7. Leftovers

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2002
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    Peter gives us a new recipe for living--now he tells us what to do with the "leftovers" of our old life.

    I Peter 2:1-3 “Leftovers” Intro—As we’ve looked at the first chapter of First Peter over the last several weeks, you might say that Peter has been giving us a recipe for spiritual growth...In Chapter 1, verses 3-12, he’s told us to remember what God has given to each of us that has accepted ...read more

  • 8. Coming To The Living Stone

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2002
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    Christ desires our sanctification individually, but there are also goals for the church corporately--what are they?

    I Peter 2:4-10 “Coming to the Living Stone” Intro—Most of you are aware, I’m sure, of the recent scandal involving the bankruptcy of Enron Corporation and the alleged wrongdoing by its highest officials in inflating the apparent profit of the company in order to make money for themselves. I ...read more

  • 9. Sojourners And Pilgrims

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2002
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    As "sojourners and pilgrims" in this world, how are we to conduct ourselves?

    I Peter 2:9-12 “Sojourners and Pilgrims” Intro—It is a fact of life that peoples’ perceptions of events and other people differ...no two witnesses to an event ever see exactly the same thing in the same way, because not only do their views of the event differ, but also the amount of attention ...read more

  • 10. Liberty As Virtue

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2002
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    The Christian, unlike the world, should use his liberty to demonstrate his virtue, not to justify his vices.

    I Peter 2:13-17 “Liberty as Virtue” Intro—Last week, we looked at Peter’s discussion of the church as “sojourners and pilgrims” in the world—Peter calls on the church in 2:11 to “abstain from fleshly lusts,” and we talked about how we need to abstain from those fleshly lusts for two ...read more

  • 11. Follow His Steps

    Contributed on Apr 19, 2002
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    Following in the steps of Christ means committing ourselves to the One who judges righteously.

    I Peter 2:18-25 “Follow His Steps” Intro—Today is the day we call Palm Sunday—This is the day that commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem one week before His death on the cross, His burial and His resurrection. In Mark Chapter 11, beginning in verse 7, the Bible tells us that “they ...read more

  • 12. Family Duties

    Contributed on Apr 19, 2002
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    What are the proper roles of a husband and wife in marriage as designed by God?

    I Peter 3:1-7 “Family Duties” Intro—As you can tell from our text today and the title of the message, we are going to be looking at the relationship between husbands and wives, but before I delve into that text I want to talk for a moment about the attitude we need to bring to any study of what ...read more

  • 13. A Victory Proclamation

    Contributed on May 1, 2002
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    In this difficult passage, we’re told that Jesus "preached unto the spirits in prison..." To understand the passage we need to answer the basic questions...How? When? Who? Where? And Why is Peter telling us this?

    I Peter 3:18-20 “A Victory Proclamation” Intro—A few years ago, I, like most people, was amazed by one of those fads that periodically sweeps the US—at the time I’m thinking of, someone had discovered that you could use a computer somehow to generate “art” that would have a picture “hidden” in ...read more