Sermon Series:

Saturday, 9/8 – Sunday, 11/11

There is an impulse to belong. From our earliest awareness of social structures, we are naturally inclined to avoid any circumstances that force us to be outsiders. But as Christians often our identity, and subsequent pursuit of Christ, places us at odds with the prevailing culture. How do we manage the tension of faithfulness to our Savior when that fidelity often wars against our emotional imperative to belong?

Peter’s letter to the dispersed and exiled believers in Asia Minor provides a view into an encouragement to believers who have been dislocated from their surroundings and attempting to live for Christ faithfully. We also must answer the question if our future hope in Christ is more precious than our desire to belong.