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About the Series

Peter addresses his letter to “elect exiles.” That includes us today. Everything he has to say to us flows from this basic two-part descriptor. We are exiles here, reviled, spoken evil of, and persecuted, just as Christ was. Yet we are not mere exiles, but elect exiles. We are rejected here but specially chosen by God, just as Christ is God’s chosen. We have a living hope because we have a living Lord. More than this, we are born of a living Word for a new and beautiful way of life—a way of life that declares his praise so that people see and believe. We may be tempted to live a double life in order to avoid suffering, but Jesus calls us to a different kind of double life, to stand firm in grace and truth in an unfriendly time and place, and to do so for his praise and the advance of his name.


Some Encouraging Mail

Text: 1 Peter 1:1-2 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Our Future

Text: 1 Peter 1:3-5 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Our Present

Text: 1 Peter 1:6-9 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Our Past

Text: 1 Peter 1:10-12 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Hope-Filled Living: A Sermon on Personal Holiness

Text: 1 Peter 1:13-21 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Sincere Love: A Sermon on the Heart of the Church

Text: 1 Peter 1:22-2:3 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


A Chosen Race

Text: 1 Peter 2:4-10 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Foreign Lives

Text: 1 Peter 2:11-12 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Be Good Citizens

Text: 1 Peter 2:13-17 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


God is at Work

Text: 1 Peter 2:18-23 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


A Word to the Wives

Text: 1 Peter 3:1-6 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Instruction for the Husbands

Text: 1 Peter 3:7 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Don’t Be Evil, Be Encouraged

Text: 1 Peter 3:8-22 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Arm Yourselves

Text: 1 Peter 4:1-6 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Living Together in the End Times

Text: 1 Peter 4:7-11 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Fiery Trials, Faithful God

Text: 1 Peter 4:12-19 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Godly Shepherds for Ungodly Times

Text: 1 Peter 5:1-5 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Cast All Your Anxieties on Him

Text: 1 Peter 5:6,7 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


Encouragement for Exiles

Text: 1 Peter 4:19 – Speaker: Abe Stratton


Welcome to the Resistance

Text: 1 Peter 5:8-11 – Speaker: Trent Hunter


For a Tough and Tender Church

Text: 1 Peter 5:12-14 – Speaker: Trent Hunter

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