North Platte Berean Church
Living the Dream
Pain is inevitable. Try as we might to avoid it, trouble and suffering are just part of life in this broken world. (Jesus himself said so – see John 16:33.) This harsh reality can make us anxious, discouraged, even hopeless. But what if there's another way? What if, in the midst of the struggle, we can experience hope? A kind of hope that isn't expected, can't be explained, transcends our circumstances, indeed defies all odds? That's what Peter, one of Jesus' closest followers, wants for his readers – he wants them, through Jesus, to find A Strange Kind of Hope.
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  • North Platte Berean Church
    202 W 8th St, North Platte, NE 69101, USA
    星期日 9:00 上午, 星期日 11:00 上午, 星期日 6:00 晚上
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Living the Dream

• What do we dream about?
• What is God’s dream?
• Which dream are we living?
Our dreams

4 common dreams:
• Power/success, approval, control, comfort
• These lead to malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander

A better dream:
• Grow up into salvation because we've tasted that the Lord is good
• This leads to putting away those evil behaviors and longing for the pure spiritual milk of the Word
God's dream

• a spiritual house
• a holy priesthood
• a chosen race
• a royal priesthood
• a holy nation
• a people for his own possession

• These lead to us being built together in community to proclaim his excellencies – especially his calling us out of darkness, isolation, and punishment into light, community, and mercy – to each other and others (both believers and unbelievers) through both our words and our actions
Which dream are we living?

• As we encounter alienation and opposition, the dream we truly treasure most is the dream we will live out