1 Peter: Rising Above the World

1 Peter was written to teach us how to remain faithful and content in the midst of the heavy trials of our mortal life on earth, this “time of your sojourn.” We are taught the purpose and character of trials, seeing in them the sanctifying work of the Spirit revealing the genuineness of our God-given and, therefore, invincible, enduring faith.

This series of messages is a verse-by-verse exposition of the book of 1 Peter by Dave Rich, a pastor at Kootenai Community Church. These messages were preached during our Sunday Morning Worship Service. Click here for more teaching by Dave Rich.

Wait on the Lord (1 Peter 1:13)

In order for this life to accomplish its intended purpose of sanctification for the good of the believer and the glory of God, we must obey the command to set our hope completely on the grace that is promised to be ours at the revelation of Jesus Christ. An exposition...

What is Salvation? (1 Peter 1:9)

Peter says his readers are "obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls".  But how can Christians living through trial be said to be obtaining salvation?  Isn't salvation something that happened in the past, when they were converted?  In this...

Dave Rich

Dave Rich


Dave Rich was born in Libby, MT and grew up in southern Idaho. He attended college at the University of Idaho and graduate school at the University of Washington. Dave came to Christ as a freshman at University of Idaho in 1984. He married his wife Diane in 1986.

Dave began working with youth as a youth leader and Sunday School teacher in 1988 in Seattle’s Tabernacle Baptist Church and has been working with youth ever since. Dave helped start a youth group in Seattle and in Columbus, Ohio’s Bethesda Baptist Church.

Dave moved to Sandpoint in 1999 with wife Diane and three daughters: Megan, Jamie, and Kellie. They have attended Kootenai Community Church since 1999. Both Dave and Diane are active in Sunday School and Kootenai Community Church’s Awana ministry. Dave has been an Elder since September, 2001.

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