1 Peter 2:13-14 Having described the general behavior that Christians should exhibit, Peter starts describing more specific areas to demonstrate our obedience to God. Pastor Rod Bunton tackles the first area — submission to those that God has put in authority over us, even if they are godless.
1 Peter 2:11-12 Peter reminds his readers that, as Christians, we are not like the unbelievers around us; in fact, he calls us “aliens and strangers” in this world. Pastor Rod Bunton reminds us that this means we have an obligation and the power to behave differently.
1 Peter 2:9-10 Peter explains an important concept about who Christians are in the view of God and what that means. Pastor Rod Bunton provides perspective that shows how Peter’s Old Testament terms apply to us in our New Testament covenant.
1 Peter 2:4-8 Peter builds on the metaphor established earlier by Jesus, who called the revelation that He is the living God the stone upon which His church would be built. Pastor Rod Bunton relates this Easter message to Peter’s assertion that this living cornerstone separates the believer from the non-believer.
Psalm 99 What kind of king is our God? Pastor Ben Khazraee visits Psalm 99 to reveal that God is terrifyingly great and yet just above all, which demands that we respond in exaltation and worship.
1 Peter 2:1-3 In Chapter 2, Peter builds on the points made at the end of the previous chapter to deliver an important exhortation. Pastor Rod Bunton explains that first we must shed our “minor” sins so that we can have an insatiable desire for pure spiritual milk.
1 Peter 1:22-25 Peter addresses the condition our hearts before and after we are saved. Pastor Rod Bunton draws from many supporting scriptures to expound on how we show obedience to God by loving one another.
1 Peter 1:17-21 What does it mean to fear God? Although there are many things to fear in our daily lives, fearing God is different. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches from Peter’s exhortation on the importance of fearing God and why he deserves it.
1 Peter 1:13-16 After having spent time outlining who we are in Christ and what that means, Peter moves into how we should live since we are in that place. Pastor Rod Bunton looks at two principles in this passage: God is holy and we should fix our hope on his gift of grace.
1 Peter 1:10-12 Peter wants to ensure that believers have the proper perspective regarding where they fit in God’s family and what they have in their salvation. Pastor Rod Bunton breaks down the role of prophets, led by the Holy Spirit, in proclaiming God’s truth even when they didn’t understand it fully.
1 Peter 1:6-9 Armed with the proper perspective about our future hope, Peter turns to the subject of living through the trials in our present life. Pastor Rod Bunton shows how we can have joy and praise God even while we walk through difficult circumstances.
1 Peter 1:3-5 Peter starts this message with a doxology and a look at the big picture of the Christian life. Pastor Rod Bunton shows us Peter’s approach: if you want to think rightly about your current affairs, to deal with the here and now, go to the future and understand God’s great mercy which gives us hope.