FAITH IS LIFE
In our last series we looked at our hearts—and the need to change our heart to correspond to Jesus’ heart. In this study of 1 Peter, we look at how someone whose heart is given to Jesus lives. What does life look like for the faithful?
"The Identity of the Faithful"
1 Peter 2:1-12
The one who follows Jesus has to change his or her identity. We can no longer align ourselves with different groups of people in the world. Instead, we need to understand ourselves as God does, and live accordingly.
"Faithful in the World"
1 Peter 2: 13-25
We are not of this world, but we are in it. We live in this world, we interact with it—in fact we are sent here to represent Jesus to the world. But the way we respond to the world is based on who we are, not how we feel about the world. Whether people in authority or just people, we relate to them as Jesus does.
1 Peter 3:1-22
The faithful live in relationships just as others do. But the way we live in those relationships is different. Those of us who follow Jesus have very clear instructions as to what that looks like, whether we are interacting with the world in general, or in the most intimate of relationships.
1 Peter 4:1-19
At NOCC we have a Mission statement: We exist to facilitate a passionate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ, leading to lifelong discipleship. “Passion” looks different in different situations, and for different people. But there is always a fervency—an intensity—that shows itself in our love for the Lord and for others.
1 Peter 5:1-13
Jesus told us that, to be great, we must be servants. Even those who are placed in positions of leadership, lead as servants. Truly faithful followers of Jesus are humble and serve God and others.