Should Christians protest ? When should we submit to the laws of the land and when should we rise up against them? In our current cultural moment, where everything is politicized, and when so many forces are trying to pull our country apart, how should a Christian behave ? We wrestle with these difficult questions while at the same time looking at one of the most encouraging and love-based sections of 1st Peter. We encourage you to finish this podcast by listening to
“Have Mercy on Me” by Porter’s Gate.
Is the Bible a random collection of religious reflections or the unified, inspired word of God ? Today we look at an amazing image of the bible’s interconnectedness before turning to the specific example of it in 1 Peter 3:8-18. Watch the video of this service at or see the static image at https://www.chrisharrison.net/index.php/Visualizations/BibleViz
Our amazing scripture for today is a beautiful encouragement to live the Christian way in difficult days. We end up with practical steps we can take to grow in hope AND become more effective witnesses.
How are we to understand all those verses about women submitting to their husbands ? What does Christian marriage actually look like ? And what does it mean when Peter says women shouldn’t wear jewelry or braided hair – is fashion really out if you want to follow Jesus. Join us today in our verse by verse study of 1st Peter as he navigates tricky questions and presents a picture of both marriage and fashion that is truly rich!View Sermon
In the middle of the Pandemic, the role of the government and the the relationship between invidual liberty and government oversite is being hotly debated. How should a Christian think about the government ? We look at this and other difficult issues with Peter, but we do so with the backdrop of God’s Great Dance Floor! The song by the same name by Martin Smith really sets the stage for this morning’s sermon, and if anything can put you in a good mood, this song can! We encourage you to watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Glq025b60
as a way for preparing the sermon on God’s Word in this podcast!
How you see yourself has a great deal to do with what your future will look like. Whether we view ourselves as losers or as competent agents will have a lot to do with how passive or intentional we become with the direction of our lives. Self-perception matters more than we realize. But what does God think of us ? Perhaps that is even more important. Today we get a beautiful revelation of what it means to be a “a living stone”, what it means to be part of the body of Christ. You can WATCH the whole service here:
You can see the full verse by verse study of 1st Peter at https://levpres.org/1st-peter-sermon-series/
During this Pandemic, life can seem like one gray sea of sameness. Days melt into each other. It feels like nothing will ever change. Today Peter shows us the truth – nothing ever changes – until it does. Deep beneath apparent sameness, the living God is at work moving this story forward. Peter has begun this letter with the wonderful revelation of the big picture of the world and our lives, He has been setting the table so that he can now talk to us about practical and difficult things – like the ways we walk away from Jesus when we give in to slander and gossip and despising – the things our cultural moment is full of. Join us for a beautiful journey with Peter that will both challenge and inspire us! You can see the referenced ocean video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZTQngw8MZE&t=27s
You can WATCH the entire service at https://youtu.be/zikzQCH5RG0
You can see the whole series at https://levpres.org/1st-peter-sermon-series/
When we have a strong sense of what the future holds, it totally changes the way we look at the present moment. What if rather than your life being cut off, isolated, alone and arbitrary, it was tethered to a caravan of hope that was moving through time towards an ultimate reunion in your true home at the end of days ? What if rather than your life being a disconnected random event that terminates at your death, you were actually living out a crucial role in the unfolding story of the world, a role you were destined for in a story that ends well ?! Join us today as Peter shows us how to be tethered to the beautiful adventure called the gospel!
You can watch the entire service at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UlQlgsoN6c&feature=youtu.be
Today we begin a verse by verse exploration of the book of 1st Peter. This will be more of an intense bible study than a sermon series as our hope is to keep the focus on you and your own journey into 1st Peter. This book speaks to scattered people in a time of suffering and loneliness – it is a great gift for times such as this!
You can watch the full worship service and the rest of the series at https://levpres.org/1st-peter-sermon-series/