The Well Community Church

1 & 2 Peter Sermon Series

Together, 1 Peter and 2 Peter form a combination of encouragement and admonition. The book of 1 Peter encourages the early church to endure persecution well and to reflect hope in Christ during suffering, while 2 Peter is an admonition to stay true to orthodoxy during these times of difficulty and to remain faithful to the Lord throughout. Though separated by centuries, the difficulties that were facing Peter’s readers are very similar to what Christians are facing throughout the world today, and we need a similar encouragement and admonition to remain faithful to the Lord in our trials and suffering.

Sermon Listing

Jan 3 2016 Introduction to 1 Peter / 1 Peter 1:1-2

PJ Lewis

Suffering is a part of life. Whether it's connected to where we live or work, or who we live or work with, there will be hard times. But it’s not random or without purpose. Even times of suffering at…

Jan 10 2016 Patient Endurance / 1 Peter 1:3-12

Brad Bell

Jesus did not come to earth to make things easy for Christians. As followers of Christ, we aren’t promised comfort; we’re promised persecution. But it is our perseverance and endurance through…

Jan 17 2016 Grace-Empowered Holiness / 1 Peter 1:13-25

Shea Sumlin

Writing to Christians who find themselves exiles and aliens suffering for Christ in this present world, Peter has encouraged us to stand firm in the grace provided for us through the gospel of Jesus…

Jan 31 2016 Submission in a Hostile World / 1 Peter 2:11-25

Shea Sumlin

Thus far in this letter, Peter has shown us how the gospel drives our vertical identity as Christians, set apart by God, living distinctly as aliens and exiles in a hostile world. But the question…

Feb 28 2016 Get Your Head in the Game / 1 Peter 4:7-11

Rick Taylor

In this passage, Peter says the time we have here is short. The clock is ticking, and we need to get our heads in the game, run with our hearts, and use our gifts to serve and love others – all so the…

Mar 20 2016 A Theology of Suffering / 1 Peter 4:12-19

Shea Sumlin

As Christians in the West, the idea of being persecuted for our faith – especially to the point of death – can seem very foreign. Even for believers in the first century, it was hard to face the…

Apr 3 2016 The Biblical Role of Elder / 1 Peter 5:1-7

Brad Bell

The church was never meant to be a hierarchy. The beauty of the church is that it is led by Jesus Christ, driven by the Holy Spirit and shepherded by godly servant leaders, also known as elders…

Apr 10 2016 The True Grace of God / 1 Peter 5:8-14

PJ Lewis

Some have asked, “How can a loving God allow suffering?” What if the answer is, “Because He is a loving God”? As Peter wraps up this letter, he reminds his readers of the true grace of God. True grace…

Apr 17 2016 Everything We Need / 2 Peter 1:1-4

Shea Sumlin

With only months, if not weeks, before his impending execution under the emperor Nero, the Apostle Peter writes for a second and final time to Christians scattered all over Asia Minor. Whereas in…

Apr 24 2016 The Joy of Obedience / 2 Peter 1:5-11

Brad Bell

Peter calls his audience to actively participate in their salvation and sanctification in response to what God has already done. He is speaking to believers who have forgotten God has set them free…

May 1 2016 A Promise Made Sure / 2 Peter 1:12-19

Shea Sumlin

After spending the first 11 verses of this letter explaining the beauty and power of the gospel to save us, sustain us and sanctify us, Peter takes the time to explain why he's been so diligent to…

May 8 2016 Why Read the Bible? / 2 Peter 1:20-2:10

PJ Lewis

The Bible. Almost all of us have at least one. But do we really know what we have? The words of God. The Bible is the source of direction and authority from God for life and for living, but there are…

May 22 2016 Patience for All to Repent / 2 Peter 3:1-10

PJ Lewis

It is the relentless love God has for people that brings out another of His characteristics: His relentless nature to punish. This may not be talked about often, but the Bible paints a picture over…