Sermons on Christ

Our Calling In Christ

1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope…

1 Peter 4 (Part One): Arming Ourselves to Suffer For Christ Means Ceasing To Sin

1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what…

1 Peter 3 (Part Ten): The Meaning of Jesus Preaching To The Spirits In Prison

17 For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 19 After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits— 20 to those…

Easter: The Spirit of God That Raised Christ Lives In Me

1 Why do the nations conspire     and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth rise up     and the rulers band together     against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, 3 “Let us break their chains     and throw off their shackles.” 4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;     the Lord scoffs at them. 5 He rebukes them in his anger     and terrifies them…

1 Peter 3 (Part Eight): Growing Spiritually To Produce the Hope of Christ In Us

15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their…

1 Peter 3 (Part Six): You Must Worship Christ As Lord of Your Life

13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats[b]; do not be frightened.”[c] 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason…