Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

1 Peter

Jesus Christ, The Cornerstone: Our Precious Possession

1 Peter 2:6-8 – For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,     a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected     has become the cornerstone,” and “A stone of stumbling,     and a…

Jesus Christ: Our Cornerstone of Love in Our Lives, Church, and Families

This sermon is second part of a look at how we are to love one another and thus build our lives and church on the Cornerstone of Love, Jesus Christ. The purpose of the cornerstone is to be the sure and right foundation for constructing a proper building.  In the Christian life, Christ is our precious Cornerstone and He is a cornerstone of love.

Jesus: Our Cornerstone of Love

This sermon looks at how we are to love one another and thus build our lives and church on the Cornerstone of Love, Jesus Christ. The purpose of the cornerstone is to be the sure and right foundation for constructing a proper building.  In the Christian life, Christ is our precious Cornerstone and He is a cornerstone of love.

Union in Christ: Our Relationship with Him and Identity in Him – Part 3

In 1 Peter 2, Peter describes our Lord Jesus as “the cornerstone.” The purpose of the cornerstone is to be the sure and right foundation for constructing a proper building. In the Christian life, Christ is our precious Cornerstone on which we build our lives, His church, and our families. Understanding this truth of the Lord Jesus paves the way for greater joy and intimacy with Him and other believers.

Union in Christ: Our Relationship with Him and Identity in Him – Part 2

How do we see ourselves in Christ? Have we spiritually grown to view ourselves more and more as God does and not just being His children? In this text, Peter describes believers as “living stones” in Christ being built up as a spiritual house for spiritual roles and purposes. In this sermon, we will look at one of those roles and purposes – being holy priests. Understanding what God has done in us beyond simply saving us produces a greater joy and intimacy with Him and especially as His holy priests in and through Christ.

Union in Christ: Our Relationship with Him and Identity in Him

What is the key to living the Christian life? What sustains us in our suffering? How do we overcome accusations from the devil, the conscience, and world? It isn’t based on what we do, but in remembering and applying who Christ is to us, and who we are in Him. In this section of the Apostle Peter’s letter, he is reminding these suffering saints these truths to encourage and sustain them in a world hostile to Christ and His people.