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Our current sermon series is “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter.” You may listen to all sermons from this series here, or browse a list of all recent sermons below.

Sunday
Nov162014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Combat

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 5:7–11

[…] casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Combat

Sunday
Nov092014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Leadership

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 5:1–5

     So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Leadership

Sunday
Nov022014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Suffering Part 2

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 4:12–19

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

Read the rest of 1 Peter 4:12–19 at esvbible.org.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Suffering Part 2

Sunday
Oct262014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Living

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 4:1–11

     Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.

Read the rest of 1 Peter 4:1–11 at esvbible.org.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Living

Sunday
Oct192014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Suffering

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 3:8–22

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

Read the rest of 1 Peter 3:8–22 at esvbible.org.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Suffering

Sunday
Oct122014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Marriage

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 3:1–7

     Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.

Read the rest of 1 Peter 3:1–7 at esvbible.org.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Marriage

Sunday
Oct052014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Relationships

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 2:13–25

     Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Read the rest of 1 Peter 2:13–25 at esvbible.org.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Relationships

Sunday
Sep282014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Witness

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 2:11–12

     Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Witness

Sunday
Sep212014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Community

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 2:1–10

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Read the rest of 1 Peter 2:1–10 at esvbible.org.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Community

Sunday
Sep142014

Standing in Grace: Gospel Affection

From the sermon series, “Standing in Grace: Finding Sure Gospel Footing in the First Book of Peter”

Sermon text: 1 Peter 1:22–25

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; for
     “All flesh is like grass
          and all its glory like the flower of grass.
     The grass withers,
          and the flower falls,
     but the word of the Lord remains forever.”
And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

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View additional resources mentioned in this sermon at Pastor Joe’s blog.

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Standing in Grace: Gospel Affection