Sermons on 1 Peter

1 Peter 2:1-10 – The People Of God

1 Peter 2:1-10 – The People of God 1) Checking in from last week … Being renewed by God’s word leads to transformed behaviour   2) Identify Images Unpacking some familiar Christian clichés You are born again You are living Stones You are a chosen people   3) So who am I?   Does my life reflect my identity in Christ? ……

1 Peter 1:1-12 – Living Hope

1 Peter 1:1-12 – Living Hope What defines you? What is it that gives you your identity? Our better identity 1 Peter 1:1 … God’s elect people. Qu: If you follow Jesus, is your primary identity found in the fact you have been chosen by God to be his? Qu: What would your life begin to look like if you found your…

They Will Hate You

How seriously do you take following Jesus? Should we expect opposition from our world? The world will hate you. Verse 18 …if you remain in Jesus Verse 19… we can belong to Jesus… or we can belong to the world They claim to follow God but they hate Jesus John 16:1-4 … from those who claim to be followers of God. They…

The Submission of Love

Does the gospel only affect our eternity? Romans 13:1- We must submit ourselves to the governing authorities For there is no authority except that which God has established Verse 2- If we rebel against the ruling authorities then we are rebelling against what God has instituted. You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above.…

The Christian and Hospitality

What the word of God says about hospitality. … “loving strangers” Hospitality in the OT … aliens and strangers in the land Good examples 1 Kings 17 … widow of Zarephath 2 King 4 – Shunammite lady and her husband Hospitality limited eg: King Solomon = Openness with boundaries Hospitality in the NT Jesus is the guest of people … Hospitality is…

Ultimate Relaxation

Stress relief? What would be your ideal plan of relaxation? Is relaxation a good thing? One day in seven How do we go about relaxing? Slow down … Psalm 46:10 – “Be still and know that I am God” … BUT don’t opt out. … extended time … unfrustrated, idle time to meditate 1)    Relaxation via Meditation Meditation … a sustained ……