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It's Alive

Our lives can flourish in a hostile environment. The more difficult our circumstances become, the greater the opportunity we have to shine brightly with the hope of Jesus. This study through 1 Peter will equip us to live courageously and faithfully as we face resistance, challenges, and suffering in our world today.


Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Hope
1 Peter 1:1-12
April 12, 2020

The resurrection of Jesus confirms three realities that cannot forget as our lives come under pressure. Jesus coming back to life reminds us who we are, what we will inherit, and what our trials accomplish in us.

Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Holiness
1 Peter 1:13-25
April 19, 2020

In the midst of our trials we are to pursue ethical behavior, make as many good choices as we can, and live as upright as possible to showcase our love and commitment to God. Even though this is difficult to do during hard times, this helps us come alive and feel alive in the midst of crisis.

Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Collective Identity
1 Peter 2:1-10
April 26, 2020

As Christians, you and I are not just a saved person or a chosen person. We are a saved people and a chosen people. Unless we learn what it means to be a collective body of believers and not just individual believers, we will not flourish in inhospitable environments.

Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Goodness
1 Peter 2:11-25
May 3, 2020

Peter knows that life is difficult, unfair, and harsh for his readers. But he says that no matter how difficult, unfair, or harsh life may get, as followers of Jesus, we are to always demonstrate goodness in our public behavior.

Cara Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Beauty
1 Peter 3:1-7
May 10, 2020

Peter offers Biblical wisdom for how to navigate marriage and family relationships while facing external pressures and difficulties. In the midst of our trials, we can easily compromise our love and submission to one another if we are not careful and aware.

Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Courage
1 Peter 3:13-15
May 17, 2020

When we become accustomed to living an “easy faith” that requires little of us when times are good, we fold under pressure when life becomes difficult. We must learn to demonstrate courage if we are going to come alive during times of crisis in life.

Terry Lu
It’s Alive! Alive With Urgency
1 Peter 4:1-11
May 24, 2020

Coming alive with urgency in the midst of crisis to be God’s agents of compassion to those in need requires that we don’t fall back into, or get stuck in the behaviors of our past. It also requires that we have a healthy view of the future, knowing that a destiny of eternal life or eternal death awaits us all.

Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Joy
1 Peter 4:12-19
May 31, 2020

Happiness comes from external sources and joy is a gift of God that comes from within. Holding onto this joy in the midst of crisis requires realistic hope, responsive hearts, and raised heads.

Jeremy Falk
It’s Alive! Alive With Humility
1 Peter 5:1-11
June 7, 2020

In times of crisis, it is important that we display a humility that emphasises mutual submission to one another, a humility that keeps us serving while also open to receiving from others, and a humility where we cast our anxieties on God instead of projecting our pain on others.