I’m anticipating the Holy Spirit using this new series on 1 Peter to fuel our spiritual growth. Peter writes about the HOPE we have in Christ no matter what the situation. Make a commitment to join us weekly as we discover encouraging truths about HOPE in our everyday lives.
HOPE in Suffering – January 11
As we study in 1 Peter 1:1–12, we will see Peter addressing the age old question “Why do we suffer?” God will reveal his great plan for us to experience his supernatural HOPE through suffering.
HOPE in Temptation – January 18
Holiness is what God desires to see in our lives. But our natural desires battle against our supernatural desires for control of our life. We live in a world that indulges in its natural desires. But God promises HOPE in daily victories over sin through the Holy Spirit in the process of becoming holy. 1 Peter 1:13-25
HOPE in Prayer – January 25
This year our church we will be stepping out into new experience called “Worship-Based Prayer”. It simply is using the Bible as our worship-prayer guide. Join us as we explore this unique way to come before God and cultivate HOPE in our lives.
HOPE in Living for God – February 1
One of the most challenging things for Christ followers is staying pure and not letting the world conform them into its mold. In 1 Peter 2:4-12 we will study some beautiful descriptions of who we are in Christ that will motivate us to stay pure.
HOPE Beyond Unfairness – February 8
There is nothing more frustrating than being mistreated. When we feel like getting revenge, God calls us to submit. Join us as we study 1 Peter 2:13–25 to discover the secret of how to respond when mistreated.
HOPE in Our Finances – February 15
Finances seem to always to be a challenge in people’s lives today. We will be exploring God’s design for managing our finances.
HOPE in God’s Supply – February 22
God has promised to supply for all of our personal and church family needs. We will study what God says about our responsibility to experience His provision to the fullest.
HOPE in the Challenges of Marriage – March 1
Marriage is one of the most meaningful relationships, but at the same time one of the most challenging. We will be studying God’s principles on building an effective and satisfying marriage in 1 Peter 3:1-7.
HOPE in Growing in Christ – March 8
Becoming more like Jesus Christ is a daily journey. In 1 Peter 3:8-12, we see how God wants to empower us on a daily basis to treat people in the way that God desires.
HOPE in Living in our Culture – March 15
As we walk as strangers through this world, we are called to live in a godly way that clashes with our culture. We are criticized and experience suffering because of our relationship with Jesus. People we know who don’t know Jesus will react to us in different types of ways. Let’s dig into 1 Peter 4:1-6 and find out how to shine God’s light in a dark world.
HOPE in Making Disciples – March 22
Peter instructs us on how a church makes disciples. In 1 Peter 4:7-11, he gives instructions in helping others to become strong disciples of Jesus Christ.
HOPE in the Battle – March 29
Peter gives his final challenges on how to approach life in 1 Peter 5:8-11. He teaches us how to stand firm against Satan’s attacks. We will learn how we are to resist him through the power of Jesus Christ.