Sermons from July 2022

Sermons from July 2022

More Than Conquerors

1 Peter 3:18-22 Peter ends Chapter 3 with a passage that has proven to be a challenge to interpret by many Christian scholars and pastors. Pastor Rod Bunton takes on this challenge and focuses on the overarching theme: the war is over and we are victorious through Christ because Christ was victorious over death.

Victorious Suffering

1 Peter 3:18 Christ’s enemies thought that they had quenched the threat when they crucified Him on the cross. Pastor Rod Bunton reminds us, however, that it became the greatest victory that ever took place.

Suffer for Doing Good Rather than for Doing Evil

1 Peter 3:13-17 Peter addresses a problem we face in today’s culture: the pressure to just “get along” with the world’s philosophies and morals. Pastor Rod Bunton dives into this passage and reminds us that we can’t conform to the world’s cultural pressures because we belong to God, even if it means that we must suffer the consequences.

An Eye for an Eye?

1 Peter 3:8-12 Peter references a passage from Psalm 34 to provide instruction for righteous behavior. Pastor Rod Bunton concludes his teaching from this passage by searching out the scriptures for the phrase “eye for an eye” and similar topics that demonstrate qualities that we should pursue.

Unconditional Election

Doug Link continues in this series on the Doctrines of Grace by teaching about the “U” in the T.U.L.I.P. acrostic.

A Recipe for a Happy Life

1 Peter 3:8-12 In the earlier part of this letter, Peter sets up this passage by showing how our behavior precedes and affects our evangelism. Pastor Rod Bunton looks at Peter’s corporate instruction (”all of you”) about how we should treat our brothers and sisters in Christ and how we should treat unbelievers.