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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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You Are Called To Bless Bad People (1 Peter 3:8-12) [Podcast]

Most American Christians, including myself, have no experience whatsoever in what it means to be persecuted. The religious liberty we enjoy—and take for granted—shields us from the harsh reality experienced by many Christians since the day Peter and John were arrested in Acts 4. While our level of suffering may not even rise to a level […]

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You Are Called To Love Your Wife (1 Peter 3:7) [Podcast]

Submission is difficult because we resist the idea. Love is even more so because of the same reason. Wives are called to the difficult task of submitting to their husbands. Husbands are called to the difficult task of loving their wives. In this fifteenth message from the series “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First […]

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You Are Called To Submit To Your Husband (1 Peter 3:1-6) [Podcast]

Submission in marriage. Does the phrase make you think of a caveman dragging around his poor wife by the hair? It shouldn’t! A wife’s submission to her husband, when prompted by his love for and service to her, is an incredible experience. Both partners in marriage supply the other with what they need. In this fourteenth […]

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You Are Called To Submit To Your Boss (1 Peter 2:18-25) [Podcast]

What is the essence of the relationship of an employee to his or her boss? Although we might not think of it using this term, the answer is submission. When a willingness to do what an employer wants is lacking, trouble is sure to follow. In this thirteenth message from the series “Hope for Exiles: The […]

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You Are Called To Submit To Donald Trump (1 Peter 2:13-17) [Podcast]

If you are a Christian, Scripture would have you understand that you are an exile living in a strange land. Your citizenship is ultimately in God’s kingdom, not man’s. No matter what nation you belong to or the governmental system of that nation, God calls you to submit to its leaders. Christians in the United States must […]

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You Are Called To Be God’s People (1 Peter 2:7-10) [Podcast]

The idea that God would have a people that He would call His own, especially after having created all the people of the earth, is amazing. The thought contains within it a strong element of exclusivity, which runs very counter to the common thinking of our day. Dr. David Rhoades invites you to discover what it […]

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