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No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home is a sermon series on the book of 1 Peter, based around the concept that hope in our true home empowers us to live godly lives our temporary home.

How to Be Successful

September 08, 2013

Pastor Matt Brown concludes the No Place Like Home series, speaking on 1 Peter 5:5-11. In this message, Matt outlines how to be successful in our faith and follow God's process to promotion.

How to Pick a Pastor

September 01, 2013

Pastor Matt Brown speaks on 1 Peter 5:1-5, a passage speaking specifically to those who lead the church. In this message, Matt teaches on the character qualities and actions God expects of church leadership.

How to Suffer Well

August 25, 2013

Derek speaks on 1 Peter 4:12-19 and the role of suffering in the lives of people who follow Jesus. In this message, Derek teaches that Christians are told to expect suffering and by expecting and understanding suffering, we can better prepare for it.

List, Loophole or Lifestyle?

August 18, 2013

Derek speaks on 1 Peter 4:1-11 and the concept that how you view the world affects the way you live in the world. As this passage offers a list of commands for followers of Jesus, Derek points to the perspective behind each of these instructions to guide us away from looking for loopholes or living in legalism.

Sharing Your Hope

August 11, 2013

Derek speaks on 1 Peter 3:14-22, where Peter instructs the church on sharing their hope in Jesus without fearing man. In this message, Derek teaches on the difference between fear of man and fear of God and the key to sharing your hope with others.

How to Enjoy Your Life Now

August 04, 2013

Pastor Matt Brown speaks on 1 Peter 3:8-14 and his own experience in facing threats from others and leaning on deep friendships to stay encouraged. Matt teaches on ways that this verse demonstrates how to enjoy your life now by building deep spiritual relationships, being the better person, watching your words and trusting that God will get it right.

Heavenly Marriage

July 28, 2013

Pastor Matt Brown speaks on 1 Peter 3:1-7 as part of our series No Place Like Home. This passage covers God's plan for marriage and the specific roles God has created for men and women. Marriages made from heaven must look different and the Bible teaches us how to have different marriages. Biblical marriages are for life and are the best for kids and these marriages demand diversity and require men and women to live out their specific roles. Men are called to be spiritual leaders and protectors who love gently. Women are called to trust God deeply, focus their attention inwardly and encourage their husbands spiritually.

Citizens of Heaven

July 21, 2013

Pastor Matt Brown speaks on 1 Peter 2:13-25 and the command from God to live as good citizens and respect all authority. In this message, Matt reminds us that as citizens of heaven we must show respect for all authority, live honorably among our neighbors, love our church family, fear God and respect the king. While we live in an imperfect world with imperfect authority, we are called to wait for justice patiently and follow the example of Jesus.

Chosen People

July 14, 2013

Pastor Matt Brown speaks on 1 Peter 2:9-12 and the truth that people who choose to follow Jesus are God’s chosen people. In this message, Matt uses this passage to answer some of life’s biggest questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going?

My Present House

July 07, 2013

Pastor Matt Brown speaks on 1 Peter 2:1-8, further unpacking the truth that Jesus is our home and teaching that the people who make up the church make up his temple. In this message, Matt calls on followers of Jesus to recognize our role as part of Jesus’ church and make sure our present house is in order by getting rid of sin and growing a hunger for God’s word.

A Tale of Two Cities

June 30, 2013

Guest speaker Claude Hickman speaks on 1 Peter 1:22-25 and the idea that your life will tell a story of which city you lived for: earthly or eternal. In this message, Claude teaches that an eternal home is built by eternal tools. We build in our eternal home by knowing God’s word and acting on it, saying no to ourselves and sin and investing in eternal things by giving to others.

Heaven’s Freedom

June 23, 2013

Pastor Matt Brown speaks on 1 Peter 1:13-21, which reminds followers of Jesus to have prepared minds and holy lives. In this message, Matt shares that knowing about our future home in heaven will free us up to think clearly, act differently, see ourselves appropriately and love our fellow Christians correctly.

Come Home

June 16, 2013

Pastor Matt Brown speaks on 1 Peter 3:1-2, which calls Christians to remember God’s mercy and look forward to our inheritance in heaven. In this message, Matt teaches about our home being the place where we are completely safe and how Jesus is the only way to our true home.

Crucial Questions

June 09, 2013

Derek opens the No Place Like Home Series, introducing the context for the book of 1 Peter. Derek speaks specifically on 1 Peter 1:1-2 and the concept that having hope in our true home will empower us to live Godly lives in our temporary home.