Entries by Rev. Benjamin Ulledalen

Lent Midweek Sermon Series: 1 Peter 5

In light of coming persecution for the saints in Asia minor, as well as God’s faithfulness in all things (1 Peter 4:12-19), pastors are to watch over the flock of God.  They are to do so with pure motives rather than for personal gain; they are not to do so in a domineering way, but rather […]

Lent Midweek Sermon Series: 1 Peter 4

A seed planted in Chapter 1 grows up and bears fruit in Chapter 4.  Early on in the Epistle, the Holy Spirit reveals to the saints in Asia Minor that although they have been grieved by various trials, these only serve to refine their faith, with the result that they rejoice and praise God (1 […]

Lent Midweek Sermon Series: 1 Peter 3

Chapter 3 begins in the middle of the section which started at 1 Peter 2:13.  The Christian has been redeemed from sin, but he still lives within God’s created order.  Just as citizens should “be subject to every human institution,” (1 Peter 2:13) and servants to their masters (1 Peter 2:18), wives should “be subject” […]

Lent Midweek Sermon Series: 1 Peter 1

There is a time to rejoice in God’s abundant earthly blessings.  There is a time to rest, a time to laugh, and a time to feast.  But there is also a season for reflection, for honest self-assessment, for recommitment to the more demanding aspects of our Christian walk.  Lent is just such a season.  The First Epistle of Peter […]

A Christian Meditation for the New Year

Another year has come and gone.  Each of us is one year closer to eternity:  “salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11).  Do not mourn that you are closer to death, but instead thank God that you are now that much closer to eternal life. A generation comes and […]