Sermons by Jeff Butler

Sermons by Jeff Butler

1 Peter – Following God in an Unbelieving World (1 Peter 2:13-3:7)

How does a Christian live faithfully in an unbelieving world? That is a hard question and the answer that Peter gives is even harder. He says submit. Submission is an attitude of the heart that results in obedience, though not blind obedience. It is done to for the Lord’s sake which means out of reverence and submission to Jesus. As a result of our submission God is honored, His agenda is advanced, people come to faith in Jesus, and we…

1 Peter – Living Godly lives in this world. (1 Peter 2:9-12)

Receiving mercy from God and becoming his own possession is a great honor. We are now a chosen people, a royal priesthood, and holy nation. With that great honor comes great responsibility. We are to live good lives and declare God’s praises so more people glorify God by received God’s mercy and become his own possession as well.

1 Peter – Make Jesus your cornerstone. (1 Peter 2:4-10 – Part 1)

Physical cornerstones were the first ones laid. They set the course for the building. The cornerstone was the basis for aligning all the walls of a building. It was the the strongest and often the biggest stone of the building. The cornerstone was the basis of the building. If you got the cornerstone right, you got he building right. Everyone builds their life a cornerstone. What is yours? Is it Jesus?

1 Peter – Joy is maintain by being different (1 Peter 1:13-2:3)

Followers of Christ can have inexpressible joy because of the new life we have in Christ. Life’s trials can make it hard to maintain that joy. Peter tells us that to keep the joy we need to think differently, act differently, and feel differently from the world we live in. It is hard, but possible because of the new birth we have.

1 Peter – Inexpressible joy when things are incredibly hard (1 Peter 1:3-9)

Peter is writing to followers of Christ who are experiencing tough times. He explains to them that even in the middle of trials, they can have inexpressible joy. This is because they have a new spiritual life that gives a living hope, a wonderful inheritance, and guaranteed protection. They have salvation now and forever so they should rejoice.

The King Comes

This is a special time of year to remind everyone that Christ choose this way and died for us because God loves us and only Jesus can redeem us. In this message, we look at what Jesus came to earth to claim for as the promised King, four responses to the claim of Jesus, and the results of Christ claim.

40 DAYS OF PRAYER SERIES #7 “When God says “No”

Into our last message for 40 Days of Prayer series, we need to understand God’s reasons: His plan, His purpose and His perspective when He says “No” to our prayers and what we ought we need to do to keep our trust to Him. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10