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Contrary Christianity
by Brian Bill

Christians are to live contrary lives.

Text: 1 Peter 3:7
Sermon Series: Living Hope (1 Peter)
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Help for a Hurting Marriage
by Brian Bill

Spouses are called to serve one another.

Text: 1 Peter 3:1-6
Sermon Series: Living Hope (1 Peter)
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The Privileges of God’s People
by Brian Bill

When we know what we have, we’ll live what we love.

Text: 1 Peter 1:4-12
Sermon Series: Living Hope (1 Peter)
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The Triumphant Christ
by Ray Pritchard

This is the hardest passage in the New Testament. That’s what my Greek professor said when we were studying I […]

Text: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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Are You Prepared to Suffer for Christ?
by Ray Pritchard

Are you prepared to suffer for Christ? For most of us, the answer is no. For most of the Christians […]

Text: 1 Peter 3:13-17
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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How to Inherit a Blessing
by Ray Pritchard

“Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do […]

Text: 1 Peter 3:8-12
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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Unhindered Prayers
by Ray Pritchard

Quick now, what well-known actor said the following: “I don’t like danger. I’m not a womanizer. My happiest moments are […]

Text: 1 Peter 3:7
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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Inner Beauty
by Ray Pritchard

What is inner beauty that lasts and how do we get it? In today’s quest for physical beauty amidst a burgeoning population of aging Boomers who are finding it difficult to reconcile the ravages of time on their bodies, surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are seeing explosive growth in this country. This craze is not particular only to celebrities and socialites but now includes the rest of society who can afford the cost of the procedures. We all want to look good, but all external and applied adornments will fail sooner or later. The Bible puts forth a better goal of the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. There is power and value in this inner beauty that all women can acquire. Scripture gives us a solid example of such beauty in the Old Testament character of Sarah. She was a woman of recognized great beauty in her society but Scripture credits her with a greater inner beauty of character that was more commendable and precious to God, described in First Peter, chapter three. Here, all Christian women are called to be “daughters of Sarah,” to emulate her lasting beauty of character quality and attitude. Ultimately for women, the beauty of eternal value is like that which Jesus demonstrated in his submission to and hope in God, in doing what is right without giving way to fear. This is true beauty in God’s sight.

Text: 1 Peter 3:1-6
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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A Friend in High Places: “He Ascended into Heaven and Sits at the Right Hand of God the Father Almighty”
by Ray Pritchard

This is one of the most remarkable statements in the Apostles’ Creed and it is also one of the most […]

Text: Various
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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The Strangest Part of the Creed: He Descended into Hell
by Ray Pritchard

What happened to Jesus between his death and resurrection? We know his body was buried, but what about his spirit? […]

Text: I Peter 3:18-19
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed