John 20 A Countdown to Faith

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In this Easter message, Pastor Eric describes the events that occurred on the day that Jesus rose from the dead. We see three different people have their lives changed because they encountered the risen Lord. John 20 20 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the …

John 18:28-40 Missing the Obvious

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What happens when three different types of people encounter Jesus in the last hours before his death? In their eyes, was he offensive, foolish, or the very power and wisdom of God? John 18:28-40 28 Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the governor’s headquarters. It was early morning. They themselves did not enter the governor’s headquarters, so that they would not …

1 Peter 2:4-10 The Living Stone

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Peter draws on the Hebrew Scriptures and their description of the Cornerstone to point toward the greatness of Christ, the Living Stone. 1 Peter 2:4-10 4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer …

1 Peter 2:1-5 God’s Practical Wisdom for You

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What are some actual steps we can take in our effort to navigate through this life? Peter uses three illustrations to help us grasp some critical steps along the way. 1 Peter 2:1-5 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may …

1 Peter 1:22-25 You Can’t Live Without Your Bible

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Pastor Eric shows us how our salvation leads us to love one another. Both salvation and this particular kind of love that we have for one another is tied to Bible in your hand. 1 Peter 1:22-25 22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have …

1 Peter 1:17-21 Walk in Fear, Hope in God

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What does it mean to walk in fear? Should we be afraid of God? Doesn’t this sound contradictory to the gospel? In this sermon Pastor Eric seeks to help us see that the fear of God is a necessary part of our gospel-centered lives. 1 Peter 1:17-21 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, …

1 Peter 1:13-16 What Salvation Does To Us

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When we think about the Christian life and how we are actually living it out, we might ask ourselves the questions, “Why do I keep on sinning?” and, “How can I stop?” Pastor Eric shows us that two great transformations need to occur in our lives in order to make progress in answering these question. Both of these transformations are …

1 Peter 1:10-12 Concerning This Salvation

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When you focus upon salvation as a person, and not merely as a concept or principle, you will experience the power to remain faithful in the midst of difficulties. 1 Peter 1:10-12 10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when …

1 Peter 1:6-9 The Testing of our Faith

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The struggle is real. How do we get through the challenges of life, the sufferings we face, and the hardships that seem to plague all of us? Peter helps us by turning our eyes to the cross. 1 Peter 1:6-9 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested …