Sermons from October 2021
Christianity is never practiced in a vacuum. Christians live in a real world, with real systems of authority and governance. How should followers of Jesus, liberated from the power of sin, interact with sinful governments and authorities that hold sway over their lives? Pastor Joe helps us wrestle through this difficult issue.
The new believers Peter is writing to have been encouraged by the glorious salvation they had received and challenged to live in a way that was set apart from the world. Now Peter continues to challenge them to cling to Jesus in the hostile world they lived in. Pastoral Intern Ben Torr helps us unpack this challenge.
Peter has encouraged the new believers in Asia Minor by unpacking the glorious way in which they were saved… they had been brought into the covenant family of God. But there is a certain way in which the covenant family of God is supposed to live… they are supposed to be holy! Pastor Joe helps us understand what it means to be holy.
The Apostle Peter wrote to a bunch of Christians, scattered throughout what is now modern-day Turkey, who were starting to feel the pinch of suffering for their new-found faith in Jesus. Pastor Ben helps us understand Peter’s glorious vision of salvation in Christ and how it secures our hope.
In our final sermon in the Battle for the Heart series on idols that captivate our affections, Pastor Joe helps us see how viewing our faith through the lens of religiosity is one of the most common idols that Christians struggle with. We will see how it captivates us and the damage it can do.