Sermons

Hope for the Lonely – 1 Peter: Hope in Exile, Part 5 – 5/21/17

May 22, 2017
22 May 2017

Scriptures Readings: Acts 17:22-34; Psalm 148; 1 Peter 3:8-18; John 15:1-11

The gospel has an answer to our epidemic of loneliness – brotherly love in the Church. It’s one of the ways that knowing Jesus gives us hope – hope that we can share.

A Kingdom of Priests – 1 Peter: Hope in Exile, Part 4 – 5/14/17

May 19, 2017
19 May 2017

Scripture Readings: Acts 17:1-15;  Psalm 66:1-8;  1 Peter 2:1-12; John 14:1-14

On a day of confirmations and episcopal visit, Bishop Bill shares the nature of believers as a kingdom of priests, and brings us through the astounding promises and identities of 1 Peter 2.

All for the Kingdom – 1 Peter: Hope in Exile, part 3 – 5/7/17

May 9, 2017
09 May 2017

Scripture Readings: Acts 6:1-9, 7:2a, 51-60; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:13-25; John 10:1-10

Peter exhorts us to “keep our behavior honorable, to bring glory to God”.  We look at two arenas of life – relation to the government and slaves and masters – in which we can be good citizens, as long as we can do so and be faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Family Resemblance – 1 Peter: Hope in Exile, part 2 – 4/30/17

May 3, 2017
03 May 2017

If we call God “Father”, and seek to be obedient children, we will resemble His character.  The Apostle calls us to be hopeful, holy, fearful, and to love one another.

Scriptures: Acts 2:14a, 36-47; Psalm 116:10-17; 1 Peter 1:13-25; Luke 24:13-35

Elect Exiles – 1 Peter: Hope in Exile, part 1 – 4/23/17

April 24, 2017
24 Apr 2017

Fr. Micah opens up the 1 Peter series, discussing how the title “Elect Exiles” describe those who are in Christ.  We are from another place, and so we speak with the accent of heaven, even as we have been assigned by God into this world.

Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 111; 1 Peter 1:1-9; John 20:19-31