Many Christians live their life expecting it to be a story full of glory. When it isn't, we are often confused and frustrated. As Peter wraps up his letters to the exiles in Asia Minor, Pastor John explores Jesus' glory story and how we walk through it.

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In emergency situations, there are certain things you must do to survive. Pastor John opens ch. 4 to show Peter's three tips for surviving as a follower of Jesus in a culture that doesn't like Christians.

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Peter has been teaching us that when people treat us bad, we should do good. But what happens when doing good does no good and people still treat you bad? Pastor John unpacks the plan.

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Chad unpacks a tough passage as Peter talks about the beauty and brokenness of marriage, and what it looks like to bless when evil is done against you.

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Pastor John moves into a new section in 1 Peter, where after Peter has spent time telling us who we are as God's people in Christ, he gives us a strategy for engaging the world...a strategy of resistance. Towards the end of the sermon, Pastor John shows a video to explain the context of Peter's instructions to slaves. To watch that video, Google "Bible Project 1 Peter". When we read the text with 21st century eyes rather than 1st century, we miss what Peter is saying.

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July 3, 2017

UP | 1 Peter 2:1-10

Reflecting on the continued pressures that Christians face in today's culture, Pastor John shares how we are tempted to put down each other, check out from the church, brush off who we are called to be, or blend in with the culture. But the answer isn't found down, out, off, or in, but UP as through the Gospel we grow UP, are built UP,  back UP,  stand UP, and certainly don't shut UP.

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Pastor John guest preaches at Gospel Fellowship. In a tumultuous time where many cultural narratives oppose the Gospel of Jesus, why would we share Jesus? By exploring "The Christ Hymn", a work of art meant to show the beauty and glory of Jesus, Pastor John shows us that it is crazy that everyone everywhere isn't worshiping Jesus.

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Phillip continues our "Church in the Wild" series by diving into "God's Riches At Christ's Expenses".

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Drawing from 1 John 3:1, Pastor John explains the privilege it is to be children of God through the work of Jesus and invites the congregation to share testimonies of the Father's grace.

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Pastor John talks about the current cultural shifts and unpacks how Peter challenges us to change the narrative...but not out there. We need to change the stories we let define who we are.

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