The Big Picture

Speaker: Patrick Severson
Series: 1 Peter
Sermon Info:
In this concluding sermon, we remember the big picture of 1 Peter, and remember the main points of the letter. In order to endure persecution, you need to remember who you are and why God put you here. And we explore that in 3 main points: you need to remember who you are before God, remember who you are in the world, and remember who you are in suffering.

Our Danger and Our Victory

Speaker: Patrick Severson
Series: 1 Peter
Sermon Info:
In order to survive and thrive together as God’s people in a dangerous world against a dangerous enemy we must develop a mindset for war, a mindset for resistance, and a mindset for victory. We close with a specific warning about how the devil is working in the church in our situation.

God’s Provision for Vulnerable Sheep

Speaker: Patrick Severson
Series: 1 Peter
Sermon Info:
Since God calls us to live in a spiritually hostile world, he has provided shepherds for his people, elders to provide for and protect them. Here we look at the call for elders and the goal for elders and close with some applications about our need and expectations for shepherds.

Suffering as God’s People Pt 2

Speaker: Patrick Severson
Series: 1 Peter
Sermon Info:
Continuing Peter’s teaching on suffering as a Christian… We see that God as a good Father turns our suffering to our good to prepare us for our future with him. In suffering God is preparing us for future glory, preparing us to escape future judgment, and preparing us for present service. We close with some ways to better entrust yourself to God when you experience suffering.

Suffering as God’s People

Speaker: Patrick Severson
Series: 1 Peter
Sermon Info:
When living for the will of God, you will face opposition from the world, especially in the form of verbal criticism. In this passage we will see how Peter warns us to expect suffering and to properly interpret suffering, so that we can bear insults together with confidence and compassion.