It wasn't easy being a Christian during the Roman domination of the first century. Many believers were martyred for their refusal to renounce their faith in Jesus. While Christ's followers in America don't have to worry about being crucified or beheaded, there are Christians around the world today who pay the ultimate price for standing up for their faith! Peter's words of encouragement are there for all followers of Christ today who face the difficulties of living for Jesus in the culture they live in. Pastor Scott begins his summer preaching series today on the book of 1 Peter entitled "Victorious Living."
Author: Scott Snyder (Scott Snyder)
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Adam Farmer shares important perspectives from this short, New Testament book written by the Apostle John.
Pastor Scott continues in his sermon series The Story. It was a sad moment in history for God's chosen people. But, despite God's judgement on His people for rejecting Him, He remained faithful to the promises He had made, and His plans will never fail!
Before the Bible ever came to be, God appointed spokesmen and women to communicate His word and His will to people. They were called prophets. In this message, Pastor Scott walks us through the highlights (and lowlights) of the prophet Elijah. Believe it or not, there's a lot we can learn from his story!
Ever followed bad advice? We've all been there and paid the price. Even a rich and powerful king in the Bible followed terrible advice and it fractured his kingdom in two. Our families today can also be fractured by following the wisdom of this world instead of God's wisdom. How do we get God's wisdom? In today's message, Pastor Scott shows us from the Bible how we can get God's wisdom and apply it to our lives!
If God ever granted you one request, what would it be? There are a lot of things that come to mind. But, would wisdom even make the top 10? It was for King Solomon who had just taken over for his Dad as king of Israel. God honored Solomon's request, and even today, Solomon is known as the wisest of all people in history! God still offers wisdom to anyone who humbly seeks it today. In this message, we'll see how to seek the wisdom from God that we so desperately need.
Why is it that when things are going well in our lives, and we are enjoying smooth sailing, that we often find ourselves making poor choices and suffering through the consequences? And, it's nothing new. King David was a "man after God's own heart". And yet, even he made bad choices that brought devastating consequences upon himself and his family! In this message, Pastor Scott points out some key lessons we can learn today from David's life that will help us avoid our own bad choices and consequences.