Living with Hope in a Foreign Land

A series through the book of 1 Peter


Peter's short letter to the “Exiles of the Dispersion” was a letter that turned the world upside-down for his readers. Peter was writing to a young church of the first century as strangers — aliens who were only temporary residents; travellers heading for their native land.

Peter speaks to our own pilgrimage when he tells of suffering now and glory to come. Stormy seasons of persecution were beginning for the churches in the known world at that time, and yet today those storms rage in our modern day.

As we walk through this book over the course of this teaching series, many topics will emerge — topics like holiness, the sufferings of Christ, suffering as a Christian, God’s sovereignty in salvation and life, the grace of God, the work of the Holy Spirit, the church as the new people of God, the reality of the unseen spiritual world, and trusting in God in the midst of daily circumstances.

It is suffering that ties these seemingly disparate themes together, particularly suffering as a form of imitating Christ, who by, bearing our sins on the cross, gives meaning and hope to Christians in all aspects of our lives.

Join us as “Exiles” living with hope in a foreign land.

Series Schedule

January 8 Sojourners in the Hand of God
1 Peter 1:1-2
January 15 Our Joy is Rooted in Hope
1 Peter 1:3-12
January 22 The Pursuit of Holiness
1 Peter 1:13-25
January 29 Forward Progress of Holiness in our Lives
1 Peter 2:1-12
February 5 How to be Holy in an Unholy Land - Living as Citizens and Servants
1 Peter 2:13-25
February 12 How to be Holy in an Unholy Land - Living as Married Persons
1 Peter 3:1-7
February 19 How to be Holy in an Unholy Land - The Aroma of a Christian
1 Peter 3:8-12
February 26 The Praxis of Suffering
1 Peter 3:13-22
March 5 Separating the Wheat from the Chaff - Your Willingness to Suffer
1 Peter 4:1-6
March 12 What the Suffering Church Looks Like
1 Peter 4:7-19
March 19 Living as the Church
1 Peter 5:1-7
March 26 Living in Spiritual Conflict
1 Peter 5:8-14

Come join us this Sunday!