Grace Baptist Church

 Dansville, NY

Holy Living in a Hostile World: An Exposition of 1 Peter

Living Holy in a Hostile World: An Exposition of 1 Peter was preached from the Grace Baptist Church Pulpit for much of 2014.  In this letter, the Apostle Peter writes to elect exiles who find themselves in difficult circumstances because of their allegiance to Jesus Christ, in order to encourage Christians to Live Holy in such a context 

Our current Christian experience is not altogether different from that of the elect exiles to whom Peter initially wrote.  In fact, all Christians down through the ages have endured difficulty, persecution, and oppression because they identify themselves with Christ.  In our increasingly hostile world, we will do well to hear the words of Peter so that we might lead lives characterized by holiness.

This sermon series expounds on 24 ways we can Live Holy in a Hostile World.  They are:

  1. Know God
  2. Consider the Future
  3. Consider your Salvation
  4. Be Holy
  5. Love One Another
  6. Grow Up
  7. Consider Your Identity
  8. Live Honorably
  9. Be Subject to the Government
  10. Be Subject to your Boss
  11. Be Subject to your Husbands
  12. Love Your Wives
  13. Bless, Don't Repay
  14. Be Prepared to Proclaim
  15. Look to Christ
  16. Forsake Sin
  17. Be Levelheaded and Love
  18. Be Hospitable
  19. Serve One Another
  20. Suffer Sanely and Shamelessly
  21. Elder and/or be Elderable
  22. Humble Yourselves
  23. Resist the Devil
  24. Love the Brotherhood

 

1 Peter

  • Love the Brotherhood View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - November 02, 2014

    1. Faithfulness (vs 12) 2. Exhortation (vs 12) 3. Election and Exile (vs 13) 4. Affection (vs 14)...
  • Resist the Devil View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - October 26, 2014

    1. Know your enemy       a. His identity    ...
  • Humble Yourselves View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - October 19, 2014

    1. In your congregation (vs 5) 2. In your vexation (vs 6-7)
  • Elder and Be Elderable View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - October 12, 2014

    1. A Word to shepherds (vs. 1-4)    a. The exhortation (vs. 1-3)   ...
  • Suffer Sanely & Shamelessly View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - October 05, 2014

    1. Reactions to suffering (vs 12-14) 2. Reasons for suffering (vs. 15-16) 3. Ramifications of...
  • Serve One Another View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - September 28, 2014

    1. The purpose of your Gift.2. The power for your Gift.3. The praise for your Gift.
  • Be Hospitable View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - September 21, 2014

    1. The order about hospitality.2. The objects of hospitality.3. The obstacles of hospitality.
  • Be Level-Headed and Love View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - September 14, 2014

    1. Keep your head & hit your knees2. Love long & cover wrong
  • Forsake Sin View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - September 07, 2014

    1. Sin vs. suffering (vs 1) 2. The will of the world vs. the will of God (vs 2-4) 3. The...
  • Look To Christ View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - August 31, 2014

    1. Look to Christ, the suffering Savior. 2. Look to Christ, the Glorious Victor.
  • Be Prepared to Proclaim View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - June 08, 2014

    1. Proclamation through good conduct 2. Proclamation through gospel conversation
  • Bless, Don't Repay View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - June 01, 2014

    1. The Realms of Blessing.     a. In the Church (vs 8)    b. In the...
  • Husbands Love Your Wives View

    Elder Matt Gibson - May 18, 2014

    1. Relationships that are private, yet public 2. Roles that are proper, yet positioned 3....
  • Wives, Be Subject To Your Husband View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - May 11, 2014

    1. The Mandate (vs 1) 2. The Manner (vs 1-4) 3. The Models (vs 5-6)
  • Be Subject To Your Boss View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - May 04, 2014

    1. The Exhortation About Subjection (vs 18-20)2. The Example Of Subjection (vs 21-25)
  • Be Subject To Your Government View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - April 27, 2014

    1. What does it mean to be subject?2. Why by...
  • Live Honorably View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - April 06, 2014

    1. The Route To Honorable Living2. The Result Of Honorable Living
  • Consider Your Identity View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - March 30, 2014

    1. Know Your Identity2. Know Your Destiny3. Know Your Ministry
  • Grow Up View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - March 23, 2014

    1. The Goal of Growth2. The Obstacles of Growth3. The Means of Growth
  • Love One Another View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - March 16, 2014

    1. The Guts of the Command (vs 22)2. The Grounds for the Command (vs 22-25)     ...
  • Be Holy View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - March 09, 2014

    1. Your past and Holiness 2. Your pattern for Holiness 3. The payment for Holiness
  • Consider Your Salvation View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - March 02, 2014

    1. The privilege of your salvation (vs 10-12) 2. The pattern of your salvation (vs 11)
  • Consider the Future View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - February 23, 2014

    1. Consider your future inheritance2. Compare your present Inconvenience
  • Know God View

    Pastor Dave Theobald - February 09, 2014