Sermons by Pastor Dave Prill

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Suffering 101

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Reading:  1 Peter 3:13-4:6 & 4:12-19 Dear Friends, We’ve already considered a portion and main thought of today’s section.  How do we have hope? Even as we suffer.  Today? Today, we look at the facts.  What should we suffer for?  What should we do when we suffer? What should we NOT do when we suffer? AND, what should we […]

Behavior and Response

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Reading: 1 Peter 3:8-12 Dear Friends, We have considered an awful lot about what it looks like to be a child of God.  How does it impact our life? Change us?  Today we take a reflective pause. We will have opportunity to admit that we fall short of God’s standards for us.  And – we […]

Suffering Story

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Reading: 1 Peter 3:13-22 Dear Friends, Peter tells us some stories.  He pulls up the rocking chair and tells us some important and formative stories.  As it turns out, he’s telling us these stories because they are also (or should be) our stories. Peace, Pastor Dave

Relationships

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Reading: 1 Peter 3: 1-7 Dear Friends, This (potentially) is an explosive section of scripture. It could be and has been twisted over time to mean things that it doesn’t say.  Paul is talking about the most intimate, precious relationships we have and how we function within them.  Is the way that we function lifting up the […]

Christ!

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Reading: 1 Peter 2:18-25 Dear Friends, This might be the fullest and most beautiful section about Jesus that we have had so far.  Peter makes it crystal clear, Jesus suffered and died.  He did that FOR YOU! He also did it to set an example.  If He suffered, we should expect to as well. Peace, […]

The Goal

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Reading: 1 Peter 2:11-17 Dear Friends, Wow. In these verse we come to the central part of Peter’s thought. This is why he is writing to them. It’s the central part of the letter. It’s what everything has been building up to. And …  Of course…  It’s massively challenging and uncomfortable for us. He uses words like […]

You Are

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Reading: 1 Peter 2:4-10 Dear Friends, Peter has had an awful lot to say about identity. He’s made it clear that they are born again. That is their new identity. Chosen children of God. In these verses, Peter reveals two more things. They are…! Today we will talk about our new identity and purpose. Peace, […]

Hope

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Reading: 1 Peter 1:13-21 Dear Friends, Hope is a major theme in the introduction part of this letter.  Verse 3, 13 and 21 give us an awful lot to talk about.  What are you   hoping for right now?  What’s your guarantee that it happens? Peter has an awful lot to say about such things. Peace, Pastor Dave

Suffering Many Trials

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Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-12 Dear Friends, When you encounter obstacles and road blocks how do you respond?  When it seems like something is holding you back, what do you do?  That’s the scenario that Peter addresses in today’s reading.  Hint: your answer might be different than what Peter says we SHOULD do. Peace, Pastor Dave

Praise

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Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-12 Dear Friends, Here’s the nerdy part: verses 3 – 12 are actually all one huge, long sentence as Peter wrote it.  Here’s the applicable part: Peter begins his letter with praise! He has a spontaneous and loud burst of praise and then rattles off several things about God that stirs such praise.  That’s […]