Message: “Awesome Marriage 101” from Steve Savage

A message from the series “A Real Hope: Finding Hope In Difficult Times.” Peter talks about submission in marriage, a topic people don’t like to talk about much, but since the Bible goes there, we must go there too. So, what does submission in a marriage look like? It might not be what you think. It’s not about superior and inferior, rather it’s about taking initiative with your spouse to help them become who God created them to be. Spouses are called to support, encourage, serve each another and help each other live out their divine purpose, because the overarching goal in all relationships is the glory of God.

Message: “Submission: It’s Not A Dirty Word” from Rob Laidlaw

A message from the series “A Real Hope: Finding Hope In Difficult Times.” So far in this letter, Peter has shown us how the gospel drives our vertical identity as Christians, set apart by God, living distinctly as aliens and exiles in a hostile world. But the question that comes next is, how does that same gospel play itself out horizontally in our engagement in that hostile world around us? Inevitably, we’re going to find ourselves under harsh, oppressive or even ungodly authority. In those situations, the temptation is either to run or retaliate evil for evil. In this passage, Peter encourages the believer – whether a citizen under an oppressive government or a slave under an oppressive master – toward gospel-centered submission, in such a way that points our oppressors toward Jesus and brings glory to God’s name.

Message: “Chosen for Something More” from Russell Wyse

A message from the series “A Real Hope: Finding Hope In Difficult Times.” What does it look like to be a faith community that is surrounded by those who are opposed to the things of God? If our hearts have been made pure, we ought to submit to a higher standard, a different way of living. As a community, we ought to reflect the love of God as we walk with each other through our mess because the gospel is what unifies us. We ought to be distinct, holy, set apart because of what Christ has done. He has called us to be a people for His own possession so we would proclaim Him to the world.

Message: “No Place Like Home” from Steve Savage

A message from the series “A Real Hope: Finding Hope In Difficult Times.” We live in a world that we don’t belong in; we are travelers passing through to another place. As disciples of Jesus we see the world in the light of eternity, always a journey towards God. With that in mind, how should this knowledge decide the value and importance to anything else? How does this dictate my conduct in everyday living?