Last Sunday, we kicked-off a brand new series called, Resilient Hope. In this series, we are reading the book of I Peter together and diving into some of the incredible truths and insights that Peter gives us about God, the gospel and our pursuit of holiness. Last week, we focused our time on the question, "How can I remain joyful in the midst of suffering?" In his opening remarks, Peter emphasized that our hope, in the midst of pain and suffering, grows stronger as we focus on the promise of heaven.
This week, Peter will address the question of, "How can I stay clean in a corrupt society?" Throughout history Christians have responded to this question with all sorts of extremes. However, the Bible tells us that we, as believers, have a mission to accomplish in this world, and therefore we can't afford to lock ourselves outside the world. Charles Swindoll writes, "The Christian's solution to the problem of holy living in an unholy world is not isolation, but insulation." This week, I Peter 1:13-21 will challenge us to be different from our depraved society without completely separating ourselves and living as underground Christians.
Join us this Sunday at 9:30am as we continue to walk through the book of I Peter.
Reminder: As our church leadership, along with our church family, continues to discern where God is moving, so that we can join with Him in what He is already doing, please continue to pray in 4 specific ways:
Thank you for praying for our church.
See you Sunday.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor