Alien Strength – 1 Peter 5:1-14

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg finishes our current series, “Alien Hope,” through the book of 1 Peter by teaching from 1 Peter 5:1-14. With all Peter’s talk of suffering, how do the aliens live, not just individuals with a living hope, but as a group of believers competing together for the prize of eternal life. This week we discuss the strength we …

Alien Endurance – 1 Peter 4:12-19

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the next message in our series, “Alien Hope,” from 1 Peter 4:12-19. Trials and suffering are a normal part of life. They may not feel normal, but they are a common experience. This week Peter instructs us on how to endure, and even thrive, when facing the painful opposition of those who reject Jesus Christ.

Alien Convictions – 1 Peter 3:8-22

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches from our series, “Alien Hope.” This week we look at 1 Peter 3:8-22. It is an easy thing to realize that we live in a culture that is increasingly hostile to the standards of Scripture and the truth of our Savior. But how do we to live in light of such opposition? Peter instructs us in …

Alien Interactions – 1 Peter 2:11-3:7

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches from 1 Peter 2:11-3:7 as we continue our series, “Alien Hope.” Living in the world creates a strange tension for the alien. We know this is not our home, but we are here for the duration of our earthly lives. How do we live out our alien identity and characteristics to show God’s love in every …

Alien ID – 1 Peter 2:1-10

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our series, “Alien Hope,” teaching from 1 Peter 2:1-10. 1 Peter 1 lays out basis for a living hope and the characteristics of our lives in light of that hope. Peter tells us that we display these characteristics because of who we are… because of our new identity in Christ. This week we discuss the foundations …

Alien Characteristics – 1 Peter 1:13-25

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our series “Alien Hope,” by teaching from 1 Peter 1:13-25. Last week we laid out the foundations for alien life: the living hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. But what does it look like to live in such hope? Here we find four distinct characteristics of the alien life that reflect our living hope.

Hope for the Alien – 1 Peter 1:3-12

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches week 2 of our series in 1 Peter. How to deal with suffering has been a central question of human existence since… well, the beginning of human existence. This week, as we study Peter’s writing, we find the foundations necessary to respond in God-honoring ways to the trials and suffering we endure as aliens in our …

The Alien Life – 1 Peter 1:1-2

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg kicks-off our new series in 1 Peter entitled, “Alien Hope.” As followers of Jesus we know that we don’t (or at least shouldn’t) fit the mold of the world. As outsiders, this can lead us to feel rejected, awkward, even persecuted. How then are we expected to live a full and purposeful life? 1 Peter offers us …

Practical Sabbath – Mark 2:23-28

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Pastor Jonathan closes our back-to-school series, “Recess” by looking at Mark 2:23-28. We have discussed what Sabbath is and why we reject it. But, how do we actually implement a biblical Sabbath rest into our lives? This Sunday we see Jesus confronted about His “work” on the Sabbath. From this we draw four foundations for Sabbath practice in our own …

Sabbath Diagnostics – Why We Reject Rest

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our back-to-school series on God’s Sabbath rest. Last week we discussed the gift of Sabbath and why it is valuable for our lives. But why then do we so often reject it? This week we will look at reasons we reject Sabbath, the idols that lie behind them, and how we can overcome them to embrace …