David denHartog teaches from 1 Peter 1:3-9 and 13-17 in the first of the Once Captive Series. The church has often become imprisoned by the culture in which we live. We are living our lives not in conformity to the word of God, but under the influence of the culture in which we live. We have been made cultural captives – morally, materialistically. We are not acting under the influence of the Word of God. David explains how we can break the chain and become free from the culture around us.