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 […]

Child Of God

Reading: 1 Peter 1- 2:10 Dear Friends, Today we get to do two things.  Proclaim a truth that Peter proclaims over and over again: we are children of God.  Peter says it at least 8 times in the opening verses.  We’ll also talk about what it means for our life – AND we will hear a real modern, […]

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

Sustained By Community

Reading: Hebrews 10:19-25 Dear Friends, There’s only so much “you” to go around. Your life, and all of your resources, are not in endless supply. And once they’re spent, they’re gone. Doesn’t it make sense that we’d learn what it means to leverage our finite lives for maximum impact? This week we’ll look at how […]

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 […]

Elect Exiles

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This week we start a new sermon series – “1 Peter – Called * Chosen Exiles * Suffering”……..1 Peter is really an awesome book of the Bible and this will be a great journey for us at Resurrection!  Peter writes to the elect exiles.  He writes to encourage and comfort them through life’s struggles.  He writes to reveal […]

Simple Generosity: A Basket

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Deuteronomy 26:1-15 Dear Friends, There is an ancient object that God prescribed to be part of worship.  The ancient, sacred object has all kinds of special meaning. It also has a specific purpose.  What is that object?  A basket! (Bet you didn’t see that one coming….) Let’s talk about it this morning! Peace, Pastor Dave

Simple Generosity

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Reading: Philippians 4:10-20 Dear Friends, We often make life very complex. Our world demands a lot out of us.  We get pulled in a lot of different directions.  God’s plan?  Well, His plan for us is quite simple (notice I didn’t say “easy”).  This will be a grace filled and highly practical series that focuses on  […]