Sermons by Jeff Butler

Sermons by Jeff Butler

1 Peter – God Lifts the Humble Up (1 Peter 5:6-11)

In 1 Peter 5:6-11, As a Christian, we are ought to humble ourselves under God’s mighty hand, so that we experience His uplifting as we cast all our cares on Him, knowing that He cares for all us. Being humble is also to be alert, sober and vigilant in resisting the lion like devil and surrender everything to God. As God is our ‘God of all grace’ who will ‘perfect, establish, strengthen and help’ those who trust Him after all…

1 Peter – Leader’s Matter (1 Peter 5:1-5)

In 1 Peter 5:1-5, If Christ is the model for all Christians who faces suffering, the leaders among them must be the best representatives of that model. This shows how elders and younger people are urged to honor God in the way they behave in everything they do. Church or Workplace Leaders should be willing, eagerly shepherds, not greedy for money, not lording or dominating over others for selfish gain, and most specially leading by example and knowing that we…

1 Peter – Rejoice in Suffering? Yes! (1 Peter 4:12-19)

In 1 Peter 4:12-19, this describes the suffering for being a Christian. It shows we should not be surprised at the suffering but rather to re-frame our mind that difficulties for the sake of Christ are meant for our refining. God wants us not just to become as other Christians but to be more like Christ Jesus. Suffering or Difficulties will reveal our deeper faith in Jesus to be more like Him since Christians should accept God’s will and commit…

1 Peter – What time is it? – Living for God (1 Peter 4:1-11)

In 1 Peter 4:1-11, This shows the ways on how we need to live faithfully and obedient to God since Jesus Christ died and suffer for us to destroy our sins. As a Christian, we live to the will of God as his devoted servants, we change in the heart and life with God’s word into action and not on our own desires and sinful ways which can easily get us off course. This tells that the end of all…

1 Peter – How to be faithful even when the times are tough. (1 Peter 3:14-22)

In 1 Peter 3:14-22, we will understand how we need to be faithful eventhough we are facing suffering: by not fearing the threats, revere Christ as Lord, being prepared to give an answer to everyone on our reason for hope, and remembering the final victory in Christ. In all of this, we are blessed that we are saved from grace and by the resurrection of Christ Jesus, to bring us closer to God.

1 Peter – You are blessed when you are suffering for Christ. (1 Peter 3:8-18)

In 1 Peter 3:8-18, we will understand why God allows adversities, challenges and sufferings in our life and what are the reasons you need to still be faithful even when times are tough. God allows everything according to His plan and timing, to be blessed. This will mold us to be more spiritually tough, stronger and more closer to Him. To be spiritually mature and more successful, to share how God’s works in our lives.

1 Peter – Honor authority & Christ as our example for equality and unity. (1 Peter 2:13-3:7)

In 1 Peter 2:13-3:7, we look at how we need to honor authority as God wants just government and how really is submission as it relates to government, slavery, and the family. In the family, we will look at Ephesians 5 where Paul talks about mutual submission where wives submit to husbands and husbands to wives but loving them as Christ loved the church and laid down his life for her.

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?