Sermons on 1 Peter

Sermons on 1 Peter

The Value of Apologetics (48 min)

PART 1 – David Vallance outlines what the Bible means when it uses the Greek word “apologia” (answer, defence – 1 Pet 3:15). A consistent Christian life, combined with a gracious personal testimony to God’s truth and grace is the best apologetic of all! He then outlines the difference between evidential, presuppositional and classical apologetics and gives biblical examples of each (Message given 28th Feb 2019)

The Chastening of Believers (30 min)

THE JUDGMENTS OF SCRIPTURE PART 8 – Michael Penfold preaches on the topic of “chastening” – the Father’s loving discipline of us as His sons, designed to correct our faults and develop our character. Michael outlines 3 categories of chastening: verbal, judicial and developmental. Both the nature and purpose of each one are outlined, accompanied by examples from Scripture (Readings: 1 Pet 4:17-18, Rev 3:19, 2 Tim 3:16-17, 1 Cor 11:30-32, Heb 12:4-13) (Message preached 2nd Dec 2018)

The Fashion of the World (43 min)

PART 7 – Michael Penfold preaches on separation from the world in connection with clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, piercing and tattoos. After establishing the fact that the Bible is concerned with the outward appearance of God’s people, Michael outlines 10 scriptural “guiding principles” by which to judge all issues of dress and appearance. Scripture readings: Prov 6:24-25, 7:10, Eze 23:40, 44, 1 Tim 2:8-10, 1 Pet 3:3-4 (Message preached 7th Jun 2018)

The Dangers to Marriage (53 min)

PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE Part 3 – Jonathan Black preaches on the dangers to marriage under 4 headings: Celebration, Communication, Contamination and Consecration. In a very practical message he deals with essential topics such as language, love and leadership. Warnings are given about adultery, abuse, alcohol and addiction (to gambling, gaming and pornography). Finally couples are urged to put consecration to God first. Readings in Luke 1:5-6, John 2:1-2 and 1 Pet 3:1-7 (Message given Apr 19th 2018)

The God of Glory, Grace and Comfort (42 min)

PART 3 – Josh Jacob preaches on three Divine titles: “the God of glory” (Acts 7:2), “the God of all grace” (1 Pet 5:10) and “the God of all comfort” (2 Cor 1:2). Working from Acts 7, Josh develops the theme of the “God of glory” appearing to Abraham, and how Moses and Stephen also saw the “glory of God” in that chapter. Peter is then developed as a man who knew much of the God of all grace, while Job…

Stewardship and the Local Assembly (44 min)

PART 10 – Leslie Craig preaches on the responsibilities, requirements and the review of the stewardship given to Christians. From Luke 16, 1 Cor 4, Titus 1 and 1 Peter 3, Mr Craig shows that all Christians are stewards – of time, of love, of property and of gift – and will answer to God one day for how we handled the responsibility He put into our hands (Message preached 5th June 2016)

The Christian Husband (37 min)

PART 4 – Joshua Jacob speaks on “the Christian husband”, centering his comments around 1 Pet 3:7 “Husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.” The Christian husband is to “live intimately with her”, “be understanding of her”, “give honour to her”, “share freely with her” and “deal gently with her.” A practical helpful message…

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit (48 min)

PART 7 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the 21 gifts of the Spirit listed in 1 Cor 12, Romans 12, Eph 4 and 1 Peter 4. Do all Christians have a gift? How do you know what your gift is? What is the relationship, if any, between natural ability and spiritual gift? Are all 21 gifts still in operation or have some of them ceased? These and other questions are answered in this wide ranging message about this important and practical…

GOSPEL “The Sinner” and “Just for the Unjust” (43 min)

EASTER CONF 2015 – GOSPEL – Colin Hutchison and Sandy Higgins both tell their testimony of salvation alongside preaching the gospel from Luke 7 and 1 Pet 3:18. The great problem of sin and its only remedy in Christ are stressed with clarity and earnestness (Messages preached 5th April 2015)

The Believer and Food (28 min)

Sandy Higgins preaches on “the believer and food”. He outlines, from 1 Peter chapters 1 and 2, the characteristics of the word of God and how the believer can best read, study, meditate on and enjoy it (Message preached 17th Oct 2010)