Distinctively Free: Letting go of Legalism
October 30, 2016
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: Acts 15:1-11 & Galatians 2:11-16
Series: Distinctives
Duration: 52:53
In the history of the church there have been many instances of reform. In this message by Pastor John, we look at the first area of reform in the church - letting go of legalism - and discover three practices that will sustain us as reformers in the church and in our own lives.

Distinctively Free: Waging War Against Sin
October 23, 2016
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: 1 Peter 2:11 & 1 Peter 4:1-11
Series: Distinctives
Duration: 49:15
As we prepare to enter the 500th year of the Reformation, we will spend two weekends looking at personal and corporate reformation within the church. In this message, we will look at how to do battle with sin that wages war against the soul.

Distinctively Tested
October 15, 2016
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: 1 Peter 4:12-5:11
Series: Distinctives
Duration: 48:01
Peter wrote to a suffering church, but not a joyless church. In this message, Pastor John looks at Peter's encouraging words to followers of Christ who are undergoing trials, and unearths ten surprises that are a reason for joy for suffering Christians.

Distinctively Slandered
October 09, 2016
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: 1 Peter 3:8-22
Series: Distinctives
Duration: 46:51
For two thousand years, Christians have accepted ridicule and insults because of their connection to Jesus. In this message, Pastor John looks at a relevant passage of Scripture written to followers of Christ who were slandered to understand how to bless those who curse us in practical ways, with an outlook to share in a greater blessing and gain victory over slanderous words.

Distinctively Connected
October 02, 2016
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: 1 Peter 2:13-3:7 & 1 Peter 4:7-11
Series: Distinctives
Duration: 50:19
When we break the ties that bind us to our community, co-workers, and family, through faith in Jesus Christ and allegiance to Him, we end up with a new family, a new way to use our talents, and a new citizenship in Heaven. In this message, we will see how Peter says our connection to three community structures is transformed to bring God glory.

Distinctively Biblical
September 25, 2016
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: 1 Peter 1:10-12 & 2 Peter 1:20-21
Series: Distinctives
Duration: 49:40
Christians sometimes come under fire for their devotion to the Bible as the Word of God. Where did the Bible come from and what is it for? In this message, we'll take an in-depth look at Peter's words to followers of Christ that show us the treasure that has been hidden, and revealed!

Distinctively God-Focused
September 21, 2016
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: 1 Peter 1:13-2:12
Series: Distinctives
Duration: 45:06
True Christian faith is not a passive faith. It is an active faith, driven by a mind that is focused on God. In this message from 1 Peter, we will see three images come into focus that will guide followers of Christ into hope.

Distinctively Saved
September 10, 2016
by: Pastor John Stillman
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1-9
Series: Distinctives
Duration: 55:44
Stories of rescue are all around us on a regular basis. We need reminders of rescues and saviors because the world is filled with danger, risk, and the possibility of death. In the opening words of Peter's letter to followers of Christ who were living in a world that was treating them unfairly, he reminds them that they have been rescued by God, and all that implies.