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Journey of the Soul – Part 4 | I Tim. 4:7-8; 1 Cor. 9:24-27

Help in Growing as a Disciple I. Two TEXTS about TRAINING. (I Tim. 4:7-8; I Cor. 9:24-27)A. STORIES shape the HABITS of our LIVES. (I Tim. 4:7)B. The dual NATURE of spiritual GROWTH. (I Tim. 4:7; Phil. 2:11-12)C. The IMPORTANCE of our INTENTION...

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Peter’s Last Words – 2 Peter, Part 2 | 2 Peter 1:16-2:22

The Challenges of Distorted Faith I. How do we KNOW God and the TRUTH? (1:16-21)A. The REALITY of our EXPERIENCE. (1:16-18; Mk. 9:7)B. The UNDERSTANDING from and of the TEXT. (1:19)C. SURRENDERING to an outside AUTHORITY. (1:20) We saw last week...

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Peter’s Last Words – 2 Peter, Part 1 | 2 Peter 1:1-15

God’s Promise…Our Response I. The IMPORTANCE of last WORDS. (v.12-15)A. They flow from CLARITY of EXPERIENCE. (v.12-14)B. They SERVE as a LEGACY. (v.15) 2nd Peter is the last letter that we have from Peter in the Bible.  He knew it was...

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New Identity…New Hope – I Peter, Part 4 | I Peter 4:7-11

End Time Ethics I. The END of the WORLD as We KNOW it (I Pet. 4:7; II Peter 3:8-10a; Luke 21:34-36)A. Not an INVITATION to WORRY (Matt. 24:36, 6:25-34; I Peter 5:7; Phil. 4:5-7)B. Instead, A COMMAND to Stay SOBER (1:13, 4:7, 5:8; I Thes. 5:6-8; 2...

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New Identity…New Hope – 1 Peter, Part 3 | I Peter 2:11-17

Living in Exile for Dummies I. Remember WHO and WHOSE You Are (I Peter 1:1-2:10)A. Those ADOPTED by God (1:3-4, 14, 17)B. Those CALLED out of DARKNESS (2:9; Eph. 5:8-11)C. Those who have RECEIVED MERCY (2:10; Luke 6:36; Matt. 18:23-35)D. Those...

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New Identity…New Hope – 1 Peter, Part 2 | 1 Peter 1:13-2:10

Our New Family Identity I. Using LANGUAGE to communicate family IDENTITY. (1:13-2:10)A. Get ready and “GIRD up your LOINS.” (1:13; Ex. 12:11)B. Be the HOLY PEOPLE of God. (1:15-16; Lev. 11:44)C. Through your PASSOVER LAMB. (1:17-21; Ex. 12-15)D...

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New Identity…New Hope – 1 Peter, Part 1 | 1 Peter 1:1-12

Starting with some Fundamentals I. SETTING the CONTEXT of these letters.A. SITUATION: Think about the READERS. (v.1)B. SOURCE: Think about the WRITER. (5:12) Peter writes two letters from Rome to the scattered believers throughout modern day...

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