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Power Under Pressure (2 Peter 1:1-15) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

08 Aug Power Under Pressure (2 Peter 1:1-15) Sermon Notes   1 Peter various trials (1:6) prophesied fiery trials (4:12) World Superpower is self-destructing PoliticallyNero; 2. Economicallycrisis; 3. Socially riots, 4. Physically death 5. Racially-division, 6. Spiritually-oppression = pressure on XNs/churches getting worse Cannot go around it, gotta go through it? How? Power under Pressure!... Read more

Free 2 Peter Study Guide | Real Faith

03 Aug Free 2 Peter Study Guide Posted at 15:47h in Blog by Mark Driscoll Click the button below for a free study e-book to accompany the series “Power Under Pressure: A Study in 2 Peter”. We hope this free e-book helps you, your small groups, and your family study the book of 2 Peter.... Read more

How to Survive the Coming Crisis (1 Peter 5:1-14) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

30 Jul How to Survive the Coming Crisis (1 Peter 5:1-14) Sermon Notes Posted at 14:12h in Blog, Sermon Notes by Mollie H Jesus trained Peter to be a leader for 3 years Jesus told Peter He was praying because Satan would attack, he would fail, yet be restored. Peter said he was ready to... Read more

Pray for the Best, Prepare for the Worst (1 Peter 4:12-19) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

24 Jul Pray for the Best, Prepare for the Worst (1 Peter 4:12-19) Sermon Notes Beloved (8X 1-2 Ptr) = prized/valued in a loving relationship (e.g. parent-child) Jesus – 2 Peter 1:17 This is mybelovedSon, with whom I am well pleased, Jesus life did not look like He was beloved 1. Fiery trial constantly under... Read more

Suffering Leads to Sinning or Serving (1 Peter 4:1-11) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

16 Jul Suffering Leads to Sinning or Serving (1 Peter 4:1-11) Sermon Notes When Jesus told us to pick up our cross and follow Him He was saying: Christ suffered Christians will suffer My journal 14 Kinds of Suffering in the Bible Adamic Suffering general not specific and root of all suffering Demonic Suffering attack... Read more

Former OM and Keswick Convention leader Peter Maiden passes away aged 72

Peter Maiden, the former international director of Operation Mobilisation and former chairman of the Keswick Convention, passed away on Monday at the age of 72. The Carlisle native joined OM in 1974, leading the UK ministry and becoming the first Associate International Director.   In 2003, he become the International Director and oversaw the expansion of... Read more

Living for Heaven in a World Gone to Hell (1 Peter 3:8-22) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

We live in a geographic desert. This time of year, climate pushes people to find oasis. We also live in a cultural desert. People are also seeking an oasis. Jesus Church should be that oasis to refresh & renew people. Roman Empire – #1 superpower self-destructing w/infighting, division, & selfishness Christians were a minority group... Read more

Honor in a Real Marriage (1 Peter 3:1-7) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

04 Jul Honor in a Real Marriage (1 Peter 3:1-7) Sermon Notes 1988 1st date (age 17). 1992 married (age 21). 1996 planted church (age 25) Today faithfully married 28 years in August, Sept/Oct turn 50, 5 kids Real Marriage book tour & media (Barbara Walters, Dr. Drew, Piers Morgan, Fox Friends) Marriage Today/XO Real... Read more

You Can Be Healthy in a Sick World!:1 Peter 1:23-2:12 (Fathers Day) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

18 Jun You Can Be Healthy in a Sick World!:1 Peter 1:23-2:12 (Fathers Day) Sermon Notes Nutrition & my experience Pastor Jimmy show me your diet Ill predict illness Scripture Makes You Healthy 1 Peter 1:23-2:3 you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of... Read more

Jesus, Authority, Justice, and Slavery (1 Peter 2:13-25) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

28 Jun Jesus, Authority, Justice, and Slavery (1 Peter 2:13-25) Sermon Notes Our Perfect God Works Through Imperfect Authority 1 Peter 2:13Be subject for the Lords sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise... Read more

4 OPTIONS WHEN THE CULTURE MOCKS AND OPPOSES YOUR FAITH: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

01 Jul 4 OPTIONS WHEN THE CULTURE MOCKS AND OPPOSES YOUR FAITH: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Like so many college students who are weary of being mocked by their professors for being Bible-believing Christians and getting their grades reduced, husbands who are mocked by their... Read more

GET USED TO BEING THE CHRISTIAN WEIRDO: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

30 Jun GET USED TO BEING THE CHRISTIAN WEIRDO: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll While it is easy to think that the Bible is old and outdated, the truth is that since God doesnt change, and people dont change, the Bible is timeless and therefore timely... Read more

PETER WROTE ABOUT THE INTOLERISTA Part 2: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

29 Jun PETER WROTE ABOUT THE INTOLERISTA Part 2: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Christianity has never really been cool. The unpopularity of Christians in Peters day was due to the fact that their devotion to Jesus above everyone and everything else caused them to be... Read more

PETER WROTE ABOUT THE INTOLERISTA Part 1: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

26 Jun PETER WROTE ABOUT THE INTOLERISTA Part 1: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Peters underlying concern was about what we today call tolerance, diversity, and religious pluralism that discriminates against Christianity in a way that is intolerant, not diverse, and religious persecution. Subsequently, 1-2 Peter,... Read more

PETER WROTE TO CHRISTIANS WHO WERE DESPISED LIKE TODAY: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

25 Jun PETER WROTE TO CHRISTIANS WHO WERE DESPISED LIKE TODAY: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Imagine you lived a few thousand years ago, hundreds of miles away from someone, and the only way to communicate with them was to sit down and write a letter,... Read more

PETER WROTE TO AN ANCIENT MULTI-SITE CHURCH: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

24 Jun PETER WROTE TO AN ANCIENT MULTI-SITE CHURCH: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Peters two letters are a mere 166 verses. Although rather brief, they are power packed. The people he wrote to were living in a pagan city which meant that to live as... Read more

PETER IS LIKE A DAD: 1 Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

23 Jun PETER IS LIKE A DAD: 1 Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll This epistle of Peter is one of the grandest of the New Testament, and it is the true, pure gospel. For Peter…inculcates the true doctrine of faithhow Christ has been given to us, who... Read more

DID PETER ACTUALLY WRITE 1 PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

22 Jun DID PETER ACTUALLY WRITE 1 PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll In argumentation, there is something called the burden of proof. Practically, this means that if someone presents a clear case, then the critic of that case has the burden of disproving it and... Read more

WERE PETER AND THE DISCIPLES REALLY BUMBLING COUNTRY BUMPKINS? A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

19 Jun WERE PETER AND THE DISCIPLES REALLY BUMBLING COUNTRY BUMPKINS? A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll At some point, every Christian is told that Jesus twelve disciples were uneducated simpletons, basically bumbling country bumpkins. It has been said so many times that hardly anyone seems to... Read more

WAS PETER TOO DUMB TO WRITE 1 PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

18 Jun WAS PETER TOO DUMB TO WRITE 1 PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll For the average Bible reader, the authorship of 1 Peter seems easy enough. The letter opens saying its from Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ. However, some critics have said that... Read more

LIKE US, PETER GOT PUSHED AROUND BY RELIGIOUS FOLKS: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

17 Jun LIKE US, PETER GOT PUSHED AROUND BY RELIGIOUS FOLKS: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll When I was a kid, we lived in a neighborhood that had some mean dogs. If you rode your bike near their house, the mean dogs would sprint at you... Read more

WHAT AUTHORITY DID JESUS GIVE PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

16 Jun WHAT AUTHORITY DID JESUS GIVE PETER?: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll My wife and I have the great blessing of godly older spiritual authority that knows us, loves us, and oversees us like mature spiritual fathers and mothers. One of these men had been... Read more

WHAT DID JESUS MEAN CALLING PETER A ROCK? Part 2: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

15 Jun WHAT DID JESUS MEAN CALLING PETER A ROCK? Part 2: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll One of the great points of division between Catholic and Protestant Christians is interpreting something Jesus said to Peter. In Matthew 16:16-19, Jesus spoke of a rock that He... Read more

WHAT DID JESUS MEAN CALLING PETER A ROCK? Part 1: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

12 Jun WHAT DID JESUS MEAN CALLING PETER A ROCK? Part 1: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll For high-profile leaders, there is likely at least one public controversy that follows them for their entire life. For Peter, his high- profile controversy regarding his commission from Jesus... Read more

Mindful Truths for Mindless Times Sermon Notes (1 Peter 1:13-25) | Pastor Mark Driscoll

11 Jun Mindful Truths for Mindless Times Sermon Notes (1 Peter 1:13-25) 1 Peter 1:1 elect exiles 1:3 born again 1 Peter 1:6 you have been grieved by various trials 1 Peter 1:7 tested by fire Christians and non-Christians can experience the same hardship/suffering/trial but do not have the same resources to face it and... Read more

WHAT WAS PETERS FRIENDSHIP WITH JESUS LIKE?: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

11 Jun WHAT WAS PETERS FRIENDSHIP WITH JESUS LIKE?: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Like most relationships, the way we make a new friend is often by an old friend introducing us to someone they know but we do not. The same is true of what... Read more

WHY DOES PETER HAVE SO MANY NAMES?: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

10 Jun WHY DOES PETER HAVE SO MANY NAMES?: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll One of the things we do for people we love is give them a nickname. In our family, the person with the most nicknames is our beloved youngest son. On one funny... Read more

MEET PETER: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

09 Jun MEET PETER: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll In Peter, we see a run-of-the-mill, shockingly normal Christian disciple. Someone who really loves Jesus. Someone who really sins. Someone with whom God is really patient as they grow and mature, taking two steps forward then one... Read more

PETERS ODD LIFE AND GOOD GOD: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

08 Jun PETERS ODD LIFE AND GOOD GOD: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll …behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your... Read more

Finding Blessings In Your Burdens Sermon Notes (1 Peter 1:1-12) | Pastor Mark Driscoll

07 Jun Finding Blessings In Your Burdens Sermon Notes (1 Peter 1:1-12) Finding Blessings In Your Burdens: 1 Peter 1:1-12 (1 Peter #1) -Ancient Roman Empire the superpower on earth, vast geography, diversity of nations/cultures/languages = constant social/religious/political conflict -Not yet full persecution, growing pressure powder keg 1). various trials then. 2). fiery trials coming/prophetic... Read more