Entries by Todd Briggs

1st Peter Pt. 8: Servanthood Throughout The Body

This has been an challenging book to study. There are some clear directives and controversial ideas (Marriage / Authority). Overall it is crucial instruction in how we build biblical culture here at Midtown. At the conclusion of his letter to the ‘Saints’ Peter does the following things: 1st He calls out leadership in Christ’s church […]

1st Peter Pt. 7: Entrust Your Life To The Will Of God

As Christ followers we are meant to be on a regular program of growth and refinement. Having surrendered our lives to Christ we now are committed to learn how to think, feel and act like Jesus as revealed in Scripture. This involves discomfort, inconvenience, insults…suffering! Here is the deal: we live in a fallen world […]

1st Peter Pt. 6: A Life Declaring Christ’s Lordship

This book and this passage are such wonderful guidance and motivation and love God has given us. If we take the time to know it and meditate on it we will see our lives transformed for God’s glory. Last Week: V.9 Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, […]

1st Peter Pt. 5: Different and The Same

Peter’s Audience: I am writing to God’s chosen people who are living as foreigners in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood […]

1st Peter Pt. 4: Authority Issues

I used to have some serious authority issues, I was in rebellion against everything. So basically I was in rebellion against God…as I came to realize. Once God brought me to Biblical Salvation @ 35 there was a lot of rebellion to undo. It was a process but I came to understand that if I […]

1st Peter Pt. 3: Built on THE Cornerstone

Great Passage today, the focus is on some of my ‘Obsessions’: Christ’s Centrality in Life / Discipleship / Unity / Scripture / Identity ‘IN Christ”. This is kind of a recruitment letter for ‘The eternal building project’ Peter, ‘The Stone’ is going to talk about buildings made of living stones that are all being built […]

1st Peter Pt. 2: The Pursuit Of Holiness

Peter began this God Breathed letter with priority #1: Salvation In Christ Jesus… Last week we heard the basics of the Gospel cited as the crucial thing all followers of Christ need to make central in their lives. It’s a massive, colossal deal! Christ’s Body is called to live everyday in light of that Amazing […]

1st Peter Pt. 1: ‘Faith’

1st & 2nd Peter are foundational books for the new testament church. Peter’s Story gives His letters great weight and authority. God used Peter for important reasons, his complexity helps us understand faith. Who was Peter? We have few trusted sources, basically Scripture. In Scripture, Peter is depicted as hasty & violent and also as […]

Our Biblical Church Culture

Biblical Church Culture Since we began Midtown Midtown church our goal was to be as biblical as possible Over the past 6 months we have taken a journey to assess how Biblical our culture was, and then make improvements. Our VisionWe desire to be The body of Jesus Christ, functioning under His Lordship, intentional discipleship, […]

Psalms: Christ Prayer Manual pt. 12 The Church

We read & pray the psalms knowing Christ. We are His church, the gathering of God’s called out ones…The Nation of Israel was called and gathered around God’s presence in the Tabernacle & Temple. As Christ’s Church, called by His love and indwelt with His Spirit, we gather around the presence of the living Christ […]