Exiles: Living as Sojourners in this World

Exiles: Living as Sojourners in this World

Living in Harmony

November 27, 2016

It can be hard to find a way to live in harmony with the culture around you. Do you feel that it is difficult to be a believer in your workplace, when your with friends or even at home? Do you sense this tension between being an authentic Christian and getting along with others in certain sectors of your life?

In Peter’s first letter to believers in Asia Minor, he tells them that they can live in harmony as exiles in their world by truly becoming God’s people. We too can live in harmony with our world by living as His people. The text gives us three ways to live in harmony.


Living in Holiness

November 20, 2016

Do you find yourself at odds with the prevailing culture? Or…are you comfortable in this culture? Peter says we should be set apart….

In Peter’s first letter to believers in Asia Minor, he tells them that they can live in holiness as exiles in their world as God’s chosen people. We too can live in holiness as exiles because God has called us to be set apart as His chosen people. The text shows us three ways to live in holiness as exiles in our world.


Living in Hope

November 13, 2016

Do you ever feel like an exile? Like you just don’t fit into this old world? Do you feel a little out of sync? Do you ever lose hope as things often seem to be getting worse? How should we live as Christians when the dominant cultural appears at odds with our faith? The apostle Peter’s first letter says that we should live as exiles. In fact, he refers to the first century Christians as exiles three times in his letter.

In Peter’s first letter, he told believers who were living as exiles in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey) that they could live with great hope in Jesus Christ. We too are living as exiles in a hopeless world and can experience a life of hope through Jesus Christ. In today’s text we will see three ways to live in hope in a hopeless world.