Why Jesus Died and Rose (2 Peter 2:3b-10a) [Podcast]

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible makes clear what each person instinctively knows in his spirit: Judgment is coming. But the very God who will be our Judge is also our Savior. Jesus died to provide mercy—a way of escape. To receive this gift, God requires of us belief. In this sixth message from the series […]

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The Influence of False Teachers (2 Peter 2:1-3a) [Podcast]

Imagine you were a shepherd, looking out over the flock given into your care. You see nothing out of the ordinary—just a cloud of wool gently moving about on a pasture. Suddenly, piercing the silence comes a sound you that makes you cringe: a lamb—under attack—screams. Rushing to its aid, you find next to it and […]

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Living a Confident Life (2 Peter 1:12-21) [Podcast]

So many messages are out there. Which one should I allow first place in my life? As intelligent people, we are open-minded. We test ideas and refuse to allow ourselves to be knowingly misled. At some point in our lives, we need to develop confidence in a source that has proven itself to be always […]

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

“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 […]

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

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.

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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You Are Called To Endure (1 Peter 3:13-17) [Podcast]

When you think of endurance, what image comes into your mind? A marathon runner? Or maybe a visit to the dentist? Does the word “endurance” make you think about a follower of Christ? Or do you imagine Christ-followers as wimpy people who make excuses or look for an escape from dealing with real-life problems? God’s understanding […]

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You Are Called To Abstain From Sin (1 Peter 2:11-12) [Podcast]

Sin. More than a mistake, a trap, or a fault; it is a power that enslaves. Grace, likewise, is a power. And the power of grace is greater than the power of sin. In this eleventh message from the series “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter,” Dr. David Rhoades explores how God’s grace […]

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