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A Well-Ordered Church

1 Peter 5:1-14 1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of…

Unsurprised by Suffering

1 Peter 4:12-19 12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or…

God Is All-Powerful

Section 1: God Week 1: God Is Great Day 4: God Is All-Powerful Eph. 3:14-20 Theologians like to say God is omnipotent. That’s just a fancy way of saying God is all-powerful. Oddly, when we say that, we don’t actually mean he can do absolutely everything. There are, in fact, certain things God can’t do. He cannot lie, for example (Titus 1:2). He cannot be tempted (James 1:13). He cannot sin in any way. God Is Able to Do Anything…

God Is All-Knowing

Section 1: God Week 1: God Is Great Day 3: God Is All-Knowing Ps. 139 Theologians often say God is omniscient, which means he knows everything. Traditionally, that has been understood to mean God knows absolutely everything about the past, present, and future. Can God Really Know the Future? Recently, though, a theological movement known as Open Theism has suggested God doesn’t really know the future because he gave us free will. Open Theists argue, until a person actually makes…

God Exists Outside of Time…But Acts Within It

Section 1: God Week 1: God Is Great Day 2: God Exists Outside of Time…But Acts Within It Ps. 90:1-2 We human beings live within the constraints of time. Time is simply something we can’t escape. If you watch any amount of science fiction, you’ve seen your share of time travel scenarios. Even in sci-fi though, we travel through time, not outside of it. Time is an inescapable reality – even in fantasy. But God isn’t limited by time the…

God Cannot Be Fully Understood…But He Can Be Known

Section 1: God Week 1: God Is Great Day 1: God Cannot Be Fully Understood…But He Can Be Known Ps. 145:1-3 All of us have ideas about what God is like. The question is: are our ideas about God accurate? That’s a particularly important question for Christians. We love and serve God. At some point though, if our view of God sufficiently misses the mark, we’re really loving and serving another god. That’s not a matter to take lightly. So…

Does God Really Exist?

Section 1: God Digging Deeper Topic 1: What Kind of evidence should we expect? We’ve spent a lot of time talking about what God is like. But many people claim there is no God. In light of those skeptics, it’s worth asking whether there’s any evidence that God does, in fact, exist. Now, when we look at the evidence for God’s existence, it’s important to recognize we’re never going to have access to the kind of direct evidence we might…

Living for God

1 Peter 4:1-11 4 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4 They are surprised that you do not join them in their…

Beautiful Marriages

1 Peter 3:1-7 3 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,…

Beautiful Citizenship

1 Peter 2:11-25 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those…

The House of God

1 Peter 2:4-10 4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion,    a chosen and precious cornerstone,and the one who trusts in him    will never be put to shame.” 7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those…