New Year New Life [Romans 6:4]

January 1, 2012

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Date: 01/01/2012

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: Romans 6:4

Description: On this first day of the first month of the New Year we examine if we have indeed put on the new self who is being renewed daily by the One who created him.

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The True Grace of God [1 Peter 5:12-14]

April 3, 2011

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Date: 04/03/2011

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: 1 Peter 5:12-14

Description: We come to the end of our study of 1 Peter. The Apostle leaves us with exhortations, greetings from fellow believers and a blessing of peace.

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Stand Firm in Your Faith [1 Peter 5:8-11]

March 20, 2011

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Date: 03/20/2011

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: 1 Peter 5:8-11

Description: Peter informs his Christian readers to be on the alert for the “adversary, the roaring lion.” The roaring of the lion’s jaws is the power of suffering to destroy our faith. Therefore Peter has to remind his Christian readers, “resist him, firm in your faith.”

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Humility [1 Peter 5:5-7]

March 6, 2011

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Date: 03/06/2011

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: 1 Peter 5:5-7

Description: Humility is an essential characteristic of true piety, or of the person who is right with God. God humbles men in order to bring them to Himself, and it is when men humble themselves before Him that they are accepted. To “walk humbly with your God” completes the Divine requirements.

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Feed My Sheep [1 Peter 5:1-4]

February 6, 2011

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Date: 02/06/2011

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: 1 Peter 5:1-4

Description: Hard-working elders may not have a showcase full of trophies and awards to show for a lifetime of toil in the vineyard of God, but one day the Chief Shepherd will return and fully reward His faithful under-shepherds.

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Trusting God [1 Peter 4:19]

January 16, 2011

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Date: 01/16/2011

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Key Text: 1 Peter 4:19

Description: Peter gives to those who believe a command to entrust their souls to their faithful Creator as they continue in doing good works even in the face of persecution.

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Not Ashamed of Christ [1 Peter 4:14-18]

December 5, 2010

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Date: 12/05/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 4:14-18

Description: Peter contrasts the eventual outcome of the lives of the Christian and the wicked.

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Sharing the Sufferings of Christ [1 Peter 4:12-14]

November 14, 2010

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Date: 11/14/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 4:12-14

Description: In these verses Peter gives the climax of his urgent warning and strengthening of the church against the terrible persecution, already under way, but soon to issue in the death of countless numbers of the faithful. Although Peter primarily had in mind the prophetic destruction of Jerusalem, it should never be overlooked that the event itself was a type of the ultimate judgment of the Second Coming, giving all of the apostle’s teaching here a spiritual application for all generations to come.

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Good Stewards [1 Peter 4:7-11]

October 24, 2010

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Date: 10/24/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 4:7-11

Description: Christians live to do the will of God and fulfill the obligation of holiness, love, and service in the power of the Holy Spirit — and thus bring glory to God.

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Assurance: Our Anchor of Hope [1 Peter 3:21-22]

September 12, 2010

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Date: 09/12/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:21-22

Description:  All through the New Testament from the time of the Ascension onward, the one assurance is that Christ is living; and in His life we live, hold fellowship with God, receive grace for daily living and rejoice in victory over sin, sorrow and death. Our message today is a reassuring message of hope, trust and belief in the Risen Lord.

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The Just for the Unjust [1 Peter 3:18-22]

August 29, 2010

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Date: 08/29/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:18-22

Description: Here is the true doctrine of the Atonement as taught in scripture: Christ died, the Substitute for sinners, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.

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In Faith [1 Peter 3:15-17]

August 8, 2010

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Date: 08/08/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:15-17

Description: No words of Scripture “… hold within themselves a deeper mystery than this simple formula of the Christian life, ‘in Christ‘” (J. Gordon).  This message takes a quick look at the believers’ faith and walk in Christ.  Our challenge remains to reproduce in our lives the righteousness which is already ours in Christ.

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The Hope Within [1 Peter 3:13-17]

July 25, 2010

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Date: 07/25/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:13-17

Description: The Apostle Peter, in 1 Peter 3:13-17, tells his readers that they should not fear men and any suffering they might encounter. Quoting Isaiah 8:11-13, Peter writes that they should have a reverence for Jesus and be always ready to tell others why they have hope.

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The Eyes of the Lord are Toward the Righteous [1 Peter 3:10-12]

July 4, 2010

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Date: 07/04/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:10-12

Description: The Apostle Peter tells us that the best way to dispose people to speak well of you, and live peaceably with you, will be found in these three verses quoted from Psalm 34:12-16.

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Servants in Submission to Their Sovereign (part 7) [1 Peter 3:8-9]

June 13, 2010

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Date: 06/13/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:8-9

Description: The Apostle concludes his teaching on submission with these two verses [3:8-9]. Whether it’s being in submission to every human authority, servants to a master, or even husbands and wives submitting to one another, we follow the example left for us by Jesus — we follow in His steps. Why? To inherit a blessing.

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Servants in Submission to Their Sovereign (part 6): Memorial Day Message — In Memory of a Godly Man [1 Peter 3:8-12]

May 30, 2010

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Date: 05/30/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:8-12

Description: Jacob DeShazer of Salem Oregon took part in World War II’s legendary Doolittle Raid, endured more than three years as a Japanese prisoner of war and later teemed up with his wife to serve as a Methodist missionary in Japan for nearly thirty years.

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Servants in Submission to Their Sovereign (part 5): Husbands [1 Peter 3:7]

May 23, 2010

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Date: 05/23/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:7

Description: “Many today love traditional wedding ceremonies with biblical language who would be repulsed if they comprehended the meaning. A pledge to take a woman for his wife commits a man to sharing life in its entirety. Man and wife are heirs together of God’s gracious gift of one life. It demands of him selfless thoughtfulness of her. The New Testament repeatedly urges men to love their wives and be considerate towards them.” — Walter Chantry, THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS

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Servants in Submission to Their Sovereign (part 4) [1 Peter 3:1-6]

May 9, 2010

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Date: 05/09/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 3:1-6

Description: An unsaved husband can better be won to Christianity by seeing it work in his wife’s godly life — even, as the Apostle writes, without a word. To illustrate, Peter turns to the marriage of Sarah and Abraham as the quintessential example of how the holy women of former times submitted to their husbands.

 

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Servants in Submission to Their Sovereign (part 3) [1 Peter 2:21-25]

April 19, 2010

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Date: 04/18/2010

Preacher: Frank Acevedo, elder

Series: 1 Peter

Key Text: 1 Peter 2:21-25

Description: The Good Shepherd is one of the thrusts of Biblical scripture. This illustration encompasses many ideas, including God’s care for his people and his discipline to correct the wandering sheep. The tendency of humans to put themselves into danger’s way and their inability to guide and take care of themselves apart from the direct power and leading of God is also reinforced with the metaphor of sheep in need of a shepherd.

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