Category: 1 Peter

Sermon podcast: The Waters That Save

Here is the podcast for my sermon from April 27, 2008, titled The Waters That Save. The text was 1 Peter 3:13-22, and I deal with the mysterious reference to Jesus preaching to the spirits in prison.  Plus, there’s a great story of Mickey Mantle’s conversion that you’ve never heard before.  Hope you find this helpful.

Sermon podcast: People With A Purpose

After a very hectic week last week, I am finally back around to tending the blog here. Here is the podcast of my sermon from last Sunday, April 20, 2008, titled “People With A Purpose.” The text is 1 Peter 2:2-10, and I talk about what it means to be a priest to others. I also talk about my brother and his addiction, which is what landed him in the hospital over a week ago. I also received a very touching email from a parent whose daughter was killed in the Virginia Tech shootings a year ago last week. I hope this touches your heart as these experiences have touched mine.

I’ll be back to a regular routine tomorrow, and thanks for your patience during the past few days. — Chuck

Sermon podcast: Living In Exile, April 6, 2008

Here’s the podcast of the sermon I preached last Sunday, the third Sunday of Easter, on April 6, 2008. The text is 1Peter 1:17-23, and the sermon is titled, Living In Exile. Hope you find it helpful.

Sermon for Sunday, Apr 6, 2008: Living in Exile

Living In Exile

1 Peter 1:17-23 NRSV

17 If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people impartially according to their deeds, live in reverent fear during the time of your exile. 18You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. 20He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. 21Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God.

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