Sermons from January 2017

Sermons from January 2017

Be Subject to Your Masters: A Call to Gracious Suffering

1 Peter 2:18-21 English Standard Version (ESV) 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to…

Do Not Use Your Freedom as a Cover-up Evil

1 Peter 2:16-17 (ESV) 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Living Honorably for the Lord’s Sake

1 Peter 2:13-17 English Standard Version (ESV) Submission to Authority 13 Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution,[a] whether it be to the emperor[b] as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not…

Delighting In the Law of the Lord

Psalm1: Delighting In the Law of the Lord Starting a new year is the perfect time to consider a fresh commitment to meditating and memorizing God’s word. Psalm 1 has a few incentives to help you along. The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked 1 Blessed is the man[a]     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law[b] of the Lord,     and on his law he meditates day and…