Matthew Mantooth • Sermon • • 430 views
Evan and I have started reading a book together called Ordering Your Private World written by Gordan Macdonald. It’s a book that is really about getting your personal life, your inner world, organized in order that you may be able to live in greatest peace and enjoyment with God. The book begins with…
1 Peter: A Living Hope for Holy Living in a Hostile World
In view of pressure from a hostile culture, Peter reminds believers of the stability they have in the working of the Triune God on their behalf. He chose them before the foundation of the world, he set them apart to himself in time by the sanctification of the Spirit, which is based on the completed work of Christ and is also for the purpose of obedient faith to Him.
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 15 views
Peter Greets a wide group of people, mostly from Turkey. Peter describes these as the elect who are exiles to this world in the same way as Israel was the exiles in Babylon. These believers find themselves as heavenly foreigners under persecution and descrimnation. This descrimination has caused them to doubt the reality of Christ's Divine work on calvary. He reminds them of who they are (the elect,) how they became the elect (work of the Holy Spirit), and the purpose of the election (obedience/membership in the people of God). The purpose of telling us about the election of God is to help the believers trust in the divine work of God in their lives. Trust in the divine work of God is exactly what will help persecuted heavenly refugee's overcome the suffering they are facing in this world.