[Speaker: Justin Derks] Justin Derks wraps up our sermon series in the letter of 1 Peter with Peter's final warning to the exiles - resist the devil. But who is the devil and how are we able to resist him?
If you knew how everything was going to end, would it change anything about your life today? Peter tells his readers that the end of all things is near, and that it has big implications for how they are called to live right now. What does it really mean for the end of all things to be near, and how we as believers should be living life in light of that reality?
[Speaker: Kyle Richter] Peter's audience lived in a culture that wanted little to do with their faith and yet how they lived was important. How we live is a good indicator of what or who we're building our lives on. What do people see when they look at your life?
[Speaker: Austin Conner] "Fake": Not genuine; counterfeit; claiming to be something or someone they aren't. 1 Peter 1:15 says that Christians must "be holy in all our conduct." Is this true of you, or are you faking it?
[Speaker: Jensen Holt McNair] Trials are a part of the Christian life. Peter tells Christians to expect trials as exiles living faithfully in a world that isn't our home. Why it might be worth faithfully following Jesus, even when that means walking into difficulty?
Being away from the comfort and security of home is disorienting, but that is exactly the situation Peter's audience finds themselves in. Even more, they're caught in the tension of living faithfully in a culture that rejects them for their beliefs. What does their situation have to do with us though?