Living Hope sermon series
Changing Your Life for the Better
Jesus-followers are called to a Living Hope – hope that is alive and a hope that is lived.
This is a profound challenge, living when we live in a world that seems to be full of doom and gloom on a daily basis. What’s more, Jesus-followers in the West, including Hobart, have found themselves on the end of much criticism and hostility over the past few decades.
How can we live hopefully, amid such an avalanche of bad news and hostility?
READ MORE below the table …
|10th July||1 Peter 1:1-3||Stephen Baxter||Why Hope Matters >|
|17th July||1 Peter 1:1-25||Matt Henderson||The Hope-Driven Life >|
|24th July||1 Peter 2:4-17||Scott Ambrose||People of Hope – Living the Good Life >|
|31st July||1 Peter 3:15-17||Matt Henderson||The Location of Hope >|
|7th Aug||1 Peter 4:7-11||Michael Henderson||Love with the Strength God Provides, |
Not in Your Own Strength
|14th Aug||1 Peter 5:6-11||Stephen Baxter||Hope for Anxious Hearts|
|21st Aug||2 Peter 1||Sean Priest|
|28th Aug||2 Peter 2||Stephen Baxter|
|4th Sept||2 Peter 3||Stephen Baxter|
|11th Sept||1 & 2 Peter||Matt Henderson||Series Conclusion|
Love One Another
Although the apostle Peter comes across as a brash, passionate fisherman who speaks first and thinks later, the letters that bear his name clearly come from a wise and seasoned follower of Jesus who has endured much opposition and persecution.
His letters encourage fellow Jesus-followers to find inspiration and encouragement remembering how Jesus faithfully endured suffering and death, only to experience resurrection and glory. He urges them to repay evil with goodness, to love one another, and safeguard their reputation as good citizens of high integrity and virtue. In doing so, he suggests they remove all doubt of the injustice of their sufferings.
Peter’s 2nd Letter
In his second letter, Peter focuses in on the second coming of Christ, attributing its apparent delay to God’s patience giving time for people to come accept the truth found in Jesus. He warns against false teachers, encouraging them to stay strong in the face of persecution.
Taking a chapter at a time, we will work our way through Peter’s two letters allowing them to courage us to exercise a living hope amid a hostile world.