For the first time in my life as a pastor, I am delving sermon series topic, broadly called Apologetics, that I have always tried to avoid. Apologetics is a discipline within theology that is all about defending the Christian faith. Apologia is a Greek word that means “a defense” or “speaking in defense.”
Our fall sermon series will address skepticism and the various problems revolving around faith in a good God. Each week we will look at one “big picture” problem area like faith and science, the existence of God, whether the Bible can be trusted, and more.
The message for Sunday, August 27th in the 7th part of the series about Faithfulness is Faith filled Humility and Perseverance. Pastor Bryan Baker’s sermon covers the following scripture: 1 Peter 5.
Peter wrote: “They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you.” Today’s message is about remaining faithful to one’s calling as a Christian, even though there are a lot of external things that are putting pressure on us.
In the 5th part of this series, we go further into 1 Peter. We will talk about what it means to be a holy and faithful people of God. 1 Peter 3:8 says “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”