Remembrance was important to Peter in the lives of the church. A church full of Christians living with the authority of the Word of God as their basis is not likely to fall prey to apostasy. His purpose is to show the importance of knowing God’s Word and relying on it completely. The Christian who knows what he believes and why he believes it will rarely be seduced by the false teachers and their devious doctrines.
What does growth in the faith (Christian Maturity) look like? Grow in the faith — Don’t just remain a babe after being born again. Add these things to your faith, have them increase in your life, practice them over and over. It will provide assurance of your salvation, it will give you the confidence to perform the tasks God intends for you. You will Grow in Grace.
We consider God’s Divine Power and Promises which further develop the thought of Grace and Peace being multiplied in our lives. This is what God intends for you Christian. Not, “just enough” or a little bit. He has great and precious allotted for you, embrace it!
Do you rejoice in all, or are you facing something that has taken your joy? I submit to you today that in all of life’s circumstances… In pain, in suffering, in loss, in death, in prison, and in uncertainty. The salvation process is going on for those who trust God. Rejoicing in All is to rejoice in our present circumstance and to rejoice with others.
How can grace and peace be multiplied in life? Peter places emphasis on the knowledge of God. The word know or knowledge is used at least thirteen times in just 3 chapters. Knowledge is more than an intellectual understanding of truths.
Summer Bible Conference — Don Savell | Sermon #3 | 6:00 pm | Sunday July 7, 2019
In this third sermon through the book of Jonah, Don Savell speaks of the wickedness of Ninevah coming before God. This is helpful in understanding our own sin and God’s dealing with it. Listen to sermon 3 in the series, The revival in Ninevah, titled: The Sin of Ninevah.
Summer Bible Conference — Don Savell | Sermon #2 | 11:00 am | Sunday July 7, 2019
In this second sermon through the book of Jonah, Don Savell speaks of how Ninevah was a great city, gentile city, and godless city. Listen to sermon 2 in the series, The revival in Ninevah, titled: The Significance of Ninevah.
Summer Bible Conference — Don Savell | Sermon #1 | 8:30 am | Sunday July 7, 2019
In this first sermon through the book of Jonah, Don Savell brings the focus away from the great fish and Jonah, to properly place it upon God. Listen to sermon 1 in the series, The revival in Ninevah, titled: Behold your God.
What is a biblical elder? An Elder cannot effectively lead you if the Holy Spirit is not living in you. If you are unsaved, this is your first step into the church. No matter your role in the church, we can all use the exhortation here to better our daily Christian walk. Don’t quit when times get tough.
Fathers give simple wisdom with endless value. In Western culture, the primary influences in the lives of young people include their teachers, their schoolmates, and the entertainment industry. But God’s plan is for parents to be the primary teachers of wisdom. We should all thank God for parents who train us in wisdom.
All that we do is for His glory. Are you prepared to face suffering that may come in the Christian life? How are you living with the suffering you are currently in? My premise in these sermons is that our lives will never be fully fulfilled until we submit ourselves primarily to the pursuit of that which glorifies God.
All that we do is for His glory. Peter writes to a suffering church, that they are to be serving for God’s glory. Certainly, we should be as well. In our Prayer Life, with our Hospitality, using our Gifts — our lives should be bringing Glory to God on a regular basis. A good clue, to determine if your life is doing this, is to see it as drawing others to God.
Christ’s suffering is a pattern for the believer. Christian, would you respond to the Word of God today? Do I live By the Will of God? Do I live Counter to Culture? Once you’ve experienced forgiveness of sin, a renewed life, a relationship with God, you’ll never go back!
Jesus Christ is the perfect example of one who suffered unjustly and yet obeyed God. Let’s consider the Death of Christ, His Resurrection, Ascension, and finally the
implications of this all within the church today.
That which was passed from our mothers should be seen in our lives. Praise The Lord for all of the faithful women here today: mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, aunts, sisters, etc. The world would not be the same without you.
There is a blessing of suffering for Christ. Peter writes to encourage Christians toward Hope in Christ through their suffering. Suffering can be associated with a poor decision or something one brought upon their self. However, there will be times of suffering while only ever doing good — or, even suffering FOR doing good.
Everyone wants “the good life”! Peace and relaxation… to be healthy and wealthy, etc. We want the weather to be fishing weather all the time. We want the cool and crisp mountains and the warm sunny beaches, right in our own back yard!