When we face trials, we often ask God, why? Why does a good God subject His children with difficulties? God doesn’t give us specifics, but He offers the general answer right here in 1 Peter. Hear the encouraging word from Pastor Nate Harlan.
Being a Christian is difficult because of the hostility we face and because of our own sin. But if you feel like giving up, you are looking for hope in the wrong place. The Apostle Peter points us instead to the grace shown to us in Christ.
This world is hostile to Christ the King. Inevitably, that hostility is applied to His servants. In the face of this hostility, what is the source of our peace? The unconditional love and grace of God the Father for His people.
Jesus Christ is the conquering king, ruler of all creation. So why are we Christians so content to live as though we are spiritual paupers? Hear more about the riches that Christ offers to his children in this sermon by Bill Lliorca.
In this fifth sermon in his series on family life, Pastor Nate Harlan says that for young men to answer the biggest questions of their lives — What is my path? Whom shall I marry? — they first must seek wisdom. Only with wisdom will our young men become dangerous to the enemies of God.
When we see our families beset with sin, we should always stop and first check on sins of the tongue. Because as James warns us, the tongue is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. Sanctifying our speech is essential to family peace.
When you make someone your friend, you have granted them influence in your life. As Pastor Nate Harlan says in this third sermon in his Family Life series, this reason is why it is essential for young Christians to choose friends who will help them strive toward godliness.