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Are trials that we face for our benefit?

Are trials that we face for our benefit?

In this series, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through the book of 1 Peter. To see more videos like this one, subscribe to our channel.

“You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials.” 1 Peter 1:6

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Do we have a sincere love for each other? What is holding us back?

In this message, Christian Training Center Director Larry Pons takes us through a recap of the book of 1 Peter.

1 Peter 1 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ:

To those chosen, living as exiles dispersed abroad in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient and to be sprinkled with the blood of Jesus Christ.

May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. You are being guarded by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials so that the proven character of your faith—more valuable than gold which, though perishable, is refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him; though not seeing him now, you believe in him, and you rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy, because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who prophesied about the grace that would come to you, searched and carefully investigated. 11 They inquired into what time or what circumstances the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when he testified in advance to the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.[c] 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you. These things have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—angels long to catch a glimpse of these things.

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Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — The 2020 date will be announced soon. | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. Learn more about our programs here.

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. Learn more here.

If you would like to donate to the Christian Training Center, please click here.

1 Peter: Sanctification & Purification

“We cannot come into the presence [of God] if Jesus hadn’t shed that blood. He tore the veil from top to bottom, ripped it open, that we would have access to the very presence of God Himself.”
Join us as Larry Pons goes over the main points of First Peter in this final message of the series.

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1 Peter (Recap)

“The motives that drive us to sin can never be greater than the motivation to avoid sin because of what Jesus did.”
In this video CTCI director, Larry Pons, takes us through a recap of some of the main points in 1 Peter.

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1 Peter: Summary (Part 2)

“We are to feast on the Word of Truth and let its seed within us bear the future fruit of righteousness, which nourishes this new life. It’s by the Word of God that we’re fed.”
In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through a summary of the book of 1 Peter.

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1 Peter Summary

“The foundation of our faith is a living hope because of what [Jesus] accomplished on the cross. There is now, and forevermore, an inseparable union between Him and us.”
In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through a summary of the book of 1 Peter.

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1 Peter 5:1-11

“The eternal victory is ours, regardless of what we have to face. It doesn’t matter what we’re facing – faith is being readied to rule and reign with Him throughout eternity.”
In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through the book of 1 Peter.

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1 Peter 5:1-7

“Humility is the preserver of peace, not only in the Church, but in the family.”
In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through the book of 1 Peter.

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1 Peter 5:1-4

“To lovingly lead His people into righteousness by faith – that is the role of a leader.”
In this message, CTCI Director Larry Pons takes us through the book of 1 Peter.

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