This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to preach for my new local church family, that is The Austin Stone Community Church (West Campus). The sermon notes are in the PDF below, and the audio from the sermon can be found here.
In essence, the text contains a warning from Peter to the church that they shouldn’t be surprised when they are rejected and persecuted for the sake of Christ, and in fact they should rejoice in that form of suffering.
It struck a chord with me. I hope and pray that the notes might be helpful to you in some way.