Messages on 1 Peter

Messages on 1 Peter

Casting Your Cares

Today celebrates a combination of events in the history of the church. Our text from Acts 1:6-14 acknowledges the Ascension of the Jesus on the fortieth (40th) day of Resurrection, the text from 1 Peter 4:12-14 and 1 Peter 5:6-11 and Psalm 68 deals with the topic of the sermon, John 17:11 includes some of Jesus’ final commentary to the disciples before his arrest and crucifixion. It is also Heritage Sunday in The United Methodist Church. Celebrated on the Sunday…

Always Be Ready – Have Hope

We continue with the sermon series, “A Living Hope,” on this Sixth Sunday of Easter. The focus in this series is the epistle of 1 Peter and its message to the nascent church of Jesus Christ. The sermon this morning focuses on Hope, a quality and value that is much needed today. As followers of Jesus Christ we are called to be people of hope and to share that hope with a world that is in desperate need of the…

Loosening The Bonds

Our Scriptures this Sunday are:Acts 2:14a, 36-41Psalm 116Luke 24:13-351 Peter 1:17-23 On this third Sunday of Easter, the question that arises is this: Are we being saved from something or are we being saved for something? Today, Pastor Wayne considers that we are saved for something. And that something is to make a difference where we are planted. Yesterday, Saturday, April 22, 2023, was a watershed day in the life of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. We met as a called…

Fullness of Joy

It is the first Sunday after the Good News of Jesus’ resurrection. In this season, we will be looking to the hope that the Resurrection provides for us.

Faith Is Hope

Today, Pastor Wayne explores the link between faith and hope. The text is 1 Peter 3:8-22. As we face the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to realize that in faith there is hope. This hope is built on our faith in Jesus and the love of God that is expressed through Jesus to us. Hold on to that hope. Let that hope spur you on to live as Jesus has called us to live: as people…

Like Living Stones

With Christ as the foundation, the cornerstone of our faith, we are able to withstand the rigors of life. Especially in this day of COVID-19 social distancing. The Scripture text is 1 Peter 2:2-10.

By His Wounds

On this 4th Sunday of Easter, Pastor Wayne explores the hope that comes from trusting God. He invites us to accept the healing that comes from that trust. The text is 1 Peter 2:19-25. You can download an order of worship here. 

Setting our Faith and Hope

The challenge of Easter means that we are a new creation. Join Pastor Wayne in our worship service for the Third Sunday of Easter. Our scripture is 1 Peter 1:17-23. You are invited to view the order of worship here.

Indescribable and Glorious Joy

(Sorry for some technical issues in both the video and audio files). Welcome to the Second Sunday of Easter. This morning, we begin a three-week sermon series based upon the Epistle lesson from 1 Peter that we are calling “Revive Us Again.” This morning, our scripture is 1 Peter 1:3-9 and the author invites us to experience an “indescribable and glorious joy.” For an overview of this series and the rest of Eastertide, click here.