1 Peter

10 04, 2019

1 Peter 3:1-6

2019-09-17T14:33:28-05:00April 10th, 2019|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 3:1-6

The deepest meaning in Christian marriage is discovered in its unique expression of the joy and delight and intimacy to be found in the relationship between Jesus Christ and His bride the Church.  God has given us marriage, primarily to teach us of and point us to and bring us upwards and [...]

1 04, 2019

1 Peter 2:24-25

2019-09-17T14:33:36-05:00April 1st, 2019|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 2:24-25

At the root of most of our theological ills; the greatest hindrances to our growth spiritually and practically as Christians – those come when we distance our hearts from the core of the Gospel of Christ.  The Gospel is not something we are ever to move off of or away from, to [...]

25 03, 2019

1 Peter 2:21-23

2019-09-17T14:33:47-05:00March 25th, 2019|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 2:21-23

The Church is doing the people of God no favor when we fail to teach a proper theology of suffering, because we’re leaving out half the reality of the Christian experience.  Peter tells us this week that not only did Christ die for our sins, but that he died to leave us [...]

18 03, 2019

1 Peter 2:18-20

2019-09-17T14:34:04-05:00March 18th, 2019|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 2:18-20

Most Americans will spend over 90,000 hours in the workforce over the course of their lives, which means we essentially spend half of our waking lives on the job. Given that reality, the workplace becomes for us as believers - a stage upon which to unfold the grace and the glory of [...]

11 03, 2019

1 Peter 2:13-17

2019-09-17T14:34:17-05:00March 11th, 2019|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 2:13-17

In a hard-hitting passage of Scripture, Peter takes up the believer’s relationship to human governing authorities established by God.  Now as beneficial or mismanaged as any system of human government inherently is, the fact remains that God has established these temporary systems of authority  -  in order to prop up and stabilize [...]

25 02, 2019

1 Peter 2:10-12

2019-09-17T14:34:26-05:00February 25th, 2019|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 2:10-12

In a stunningly important passage of Scripture, Peter tells us that the way we are to conduct ourselves before unbelievers is to begin with the integrity our interior lives before God.   As that reality manifests itself in our exterior conduct, this text is telling us we can take the accusations right out [...]

18 02, 2019

1 Peter 2:4-9

2019-09-17T14:34:35-05:00February 18th, 2019|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 2:4-9

Whenever you’re reading a passage of Scripture, the Lord will always illuminate what He has for you in this particular season. A text may speak to you one way today, and altogether differently a month from now or a year from now. That’s why the writer of Hebrews says God’s Word is [...]

11 02, 2019

1 Peter 2:1-3

2019-09-17T14:34:43-05:00February 11th, 2019|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 2:1-3

Now sometimes the Lord speaks in the wind or the earthquake or the fire, and sometimes in the gentle breeze of a still small voice.  And yet other times, the Lion of the tribe of Judah cries out with a roar so strong and so shrill, the sheer force of it commands [...]

6 02, 2019

1 Peter 1:22-25

2019-09-17T14:34:52-05:00February 6th, 2019|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 1:22-25

Peter gives us the fourth and final command in Chapter One, to “fervently love one another from the heart.” Now Jesus Himself prays that you and I as believers would be one in Christ even as He and the Father are One. But then He said something very interesting. He said our [...]