Sermons by Peter Whip
Peter reminds us of all that Christ did for us on the cross and challenges husbands in particular to love their wives as Christ did the church and gave Himself up for her. What Christ did for us had nothing to do with our performance. He just loved us! We should have that same attitude!
The week Peter continues our journey through Romans 12, looking out how we need to be intentional in our relationships.
Peter expands on Psalm 23 and applies it to our current situation.
As well as 1 Peter 5, Peter looks at James 4 and Eph 5 as he explains that we can have peace through submission to God. We are challenged to humble ourselves and to caste our anxiety on God because He cares for us – He will lift us up in due time. “Rules without relationship leads to rebellion.”
Discipleship is following someone in the hope that we might become like them. Here we are challenged to know what we believe so we can be comfortable to share the hope we have in Christ. We need to read and apply the bible so we can teach others, especially our families.
Peter talks about obedience to God and relationship with God based on Heb 12:1-3 where we are challenged to keep our eyes on Christ. We often get carried away with ‘outward things’ instead of growing our relationship with our God. God longs for a deep, abiding relationship with His people.
Peter starts with Luke 7:36-38 and looks at God’s love for the lost, touching on the parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son. You’ll be challenged to develop your own relationship with Christ so He can use you to share His love with others, to touch ‘lost lives’.
The first in a series looking at our Vision Statement: Love God, Follow Christ, Reach the Lost, Build Believers. Looking at loving God as the greatest commandment given by Jesus. “He who is forgiven little, loves little.” Luke 7:37-50.