Whatever is True…Think on These Things

Suffering has a way of shrinking your view of your entire life down to your pain. It’s like when you have a headache, everything you do is tainted and affected by the throbbing your feel in your forehead. Suffering has a way of causing spiritual amnesia. We forget that there is more true about us…

Glorious Joy for Discouraged Pastors

What often derails faithful Christian ministry is leaders who give up in the face of discouragement. The signs of discouragement begin internally before they ever show on the outside. A weight on the chest that makes it hard to breathe. A lethargy that makes even the most common ministry tasks burdensome and difficult to manage.…

What are our privileges as Christians?

Christians are individuals who have been born again by God’s great mercy (1 Peter 1:3). This new life will conclude in an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled and unfading (1 Peter 1:4). This inheritance is kept, protected and preserved by the power of God (1 Peter 1:5). How¬†else does Peter describe what Christians have? Here…

Just Give Me The Facts: A Brief Summary of 1 Peter for upcoming series at Oak Park Church

  Purpose: To offer encouragement to Christians who are undergoing suffering Author: Peter Audience: Jewish Christians who were driven out of Jerusalem and scattered throughout Asia Minor (think modern day Turkey) Date written: Around A.D. 62-63 Setting: Peter is probably in Rome and during this time Christians were being persecuted and undergoing suffering. This persecution…