How do we display hope, even when life hurts? In 1 Peter 2:13-17, Peter explains that as the people of God - and "foreigners" in this world, we should submit to authority and by our good works testify to God's glory. Join us as we consider just what this submission means for us.
It's the age-old question for Christians: "How do we live in in the World, but not of the world?" Peter has just explained that when we believe in Jesus, we become God's children. We become His people, with access to Him, and a call to holy living. We have a new home. This is all wonderful! But when the rubber meets the road - how do we live today among people who are not God's children? Live out the New Life in the midst of the Old.
Peter continues to help hurting believers by turning their focus to Christ. In this specific passage, he teaches about Jesus Christ the living stone. When believers come to Jesus the living stone, we gain stability and grow in our new life in Christ.
The Word is God's tool to grow us. So, no matter what we face in this life, we must crave the Word. We must long for the life-giving Word of God so that we can grow!
Peter continues to explain how a child of God lives in a hostile world, with hope. Because they have been born again, they are to love one another with a pure and fervent love. A love that is grown from the eternal Word of God through the gospel. Only the Word of God can produce this kind of love and give hope when life hurts.
This passage is the closing section of Peter's description of what it means to live as children saved by the Father. We will consider together what it means to honor the Father with reverent fear and how we live that way.
Peter explains how to live in light of our salvation - this new birth that has made us children of the Father. As His children we should have confidence (hope) in his grace, and imitate His holiness.
Consider the glory of God's salvation - the incredible design of God's plan to pour out his grace. It has captivated prophets and angels through the ages. Join us as we marvel at God's salvation of sinners.
Peter reminds us that even when life hurts, our salvation in Christ brings us great joy! Listen and refresh your hurting soul with the joy of Christ!
When life hurts, it's easy to lose hope. Peter reminds us of the hope we have in our new life in Christ. Because it is in Christ, it isn't just hope - it's living hope.
Meet the author and recipients of 1 Peter. They are a people who have been hurt by rejection, but Peter reminds them of their hope in God! Hear the Word, and find hope when life hurts.
See again Who Jesus is and what it means to follow Him as we conclude our study through the book of Mark.
Follow the women to the empty tomb in this passage and discover that Jesus is alive! We’ll learn to look up from our circumstances and see Him fulfill His promises. We serve a Risen Lord!
In these verses we read about Jesus' death and burial. More than that, we see He was truly who He claimed to be as the supervising centurion said, "Truly this Man was the Son of God."
Mark emphasizes the shame that Jesus endured through the crucifixion. The Highest King was made low for us!
In a passage filled with irony and injustice, we will observe the Righteous King condemned for sinners.
Jesus demonstrates perfect faithfulness in a twisted trial, while Peter denies Him. Will we deny ourselves or deny Jesus? Learn what faithfulness means.
Learning to follow Jesus faithfully by putting our confidence in God's Word, depending on God for help, and seeking to live out God's Word.
Because Jesus has poured out His life for us, we ought to respond by pouring out our lives for Him.
Seeing Jesus as the One Who commands the future compels us to serve Him faithfully today.