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.”
Remaining faithful to one’s calling as a Christian seems to be increasingly hard. There are a lot of external things that are putting pressure on us. There are cultural values that conflict with things the Bible says. There are so many voices that question a basic understanding of God’s Word. If we actually choose to follow Jesus in the way the Bible encourages us to, we will “stand out” — and quite likely face ridicule. And yet we are called to His Love and called to be Love in this world. Today we will talk about what it means to be a holy and faithful people of God.
Scripture for Sunday’s Message: Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good…