What Believers Should Do (2 Peter 1:5-9) [Podcast]

The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church - Week 2

“I’ve decided to follow Jesus. Now what?”

Just as faith is the initial response of our hearts to Christ, faith becomes the foundation of our life with Him. God wants us to build other qualities into our lives as we learn to walk in the Spirit.

In this second message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades explains how God wants His children to grow.

What God Has Done (2 Peter 1:1-4) [Podcast]

The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church - Week 1

Knowing that his death was imminent and that the Christian faith would be left without the leadership it always had, Peter wrote a letter warning the church to beware of those who would lead it astray.

The final message Peter left the church was theological in nature. He needed to instruct God’s people to remember what He had done for them through Christ.

In this first sermon from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades explores the salvation God has given us.

You Are Called To Experience God’s Grace (1 Peter 5:12-14) [Podcast]

Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter - Part 25

Grace. It’s more than a prayer at the dinner table. And it’s certainly more than the period of time before fees accrue on your credit card.

Grace is a gift from God. It’s a gift He wants you to experience.

In this final message from the series “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter,” Dr. David Rhoades explains how you can receive the free gift of grace from God.

You Are Called To Fight (1 Peter 5:8-11) [Podcast]

Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter - Part 24

Fighting isn’t Christian, is it? Well, it matters what you’re fighting for.

There are some hills on which to die and some things for which to stand. In this twenty-fourth message from the series “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter,” Dr. David Rhoades shows us how God calls His children to fight.

You Are Called To Serve (1 Peter 5:5-7) [Podcast]

Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter - Part 23

Submission. Humility. Trust.

These three attitudes are essential to serving others as God intends. In this twenty-third message from the series “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter,” Dr. David Rhoades explores the riches of these qualities for the benefit of God’s people.

You Are Called To Lead (1 Peter 5:1-4) [Podcast]

Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter - Part 22

True leadership is servant leadership.

God calls certain men from His flock to serve as undershepherds to His flock. They are to lead by example.

In this twenty-second message from the series “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter,” Dr. David Rhoades shows how faithful pastors help all Christians understand the importance of leading people in their lives.

You Are Called To Suffer With Christ (1 Peter 4:12-19) [Podcast]

Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter - Part 21

The trials of life will come. There is no escape from difficulties in this life.

What we lack in avoiding suffering we more than make up for in Scriptural guidance to deal with it.

Join Dr. David Rhoades in his twenty-first message from the series “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter” as he explores this important issue.

You Are Called To Express Love (1 Peter 4:7-11) [Podcast]

Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter - Part 20

It’s hard not to love someone when you pray together. And it’s hard not to love someone when you forgive one another.

In the Bible, Peter knew the depth of true love and forgiveness because he had received both from Jesus. In 1 Peter 4:7-11, Peter passes his knowledge on to us.

Join Dr. David Rhoades in his twentieth message from the series “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter” as examines this passage.

You Are Called To Move Beyond Suffering (1 Peter 4:1-6) [Podcast]

Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter - Part 19

When a person begins to follow Christ, he begins a process of leaving his old life behind. His friends may quickly notice that something has changed. What really gets their attention, though, is his new attitude when the bad times come.

Suffering for a Christ-follower is different than for a person who is not. Handled properly, it can be a witness to friends who have yet to believe in Christ.

In this nineteenth message from the series “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter,” Dr. David Rhoades explores how a Christian can move beyond mere suffering to an experience of glorifying God.

You Are Called To Proclaim the Sufferings of Christ (1 Peter 3:18-22) [Podcast]

Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter - Part 18

Jesus was “put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit?” Jesus made proclamation to the spirits now in prison who were present in Noah’s day? We are “saved by baptism?” Certainly 1 Peter 3:18-22 might be one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted passages in all of Scripture.

However, when you understand these statements in the context of one another and in the context of Peter’s overall message, it becomes more clear. In this eighteenth sermon from the series “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter,” Dr. David Rhoades unpacks the mysteries of this passage so that we can appreciate the beautiful, eternal gospel.