1 Peter

25 02, 2019

1 Peter 2:10-12

2019-02-25T14:10:04-05:00February 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

2019-02-18T15:18:21-05:00February 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

2019-02-11T14:54:07-05:00February 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

2019-02-06T12:29:50-05:00February 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 [...]

28 01, 2019

1 Peter 1:17-21

2019-01-28T13:31:43-05:00January 28th, 2019|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 1:17-21

There is very little we can do ourselves to break the power of sin in our lives. However, the blood of Jesus wasn’t JUST shed to save us from the penalty of sin, but ALSO to break us from the power of sin. The power of the blood is for both our [...]

21 01, 2019

1 Peter 1:13-16

2019-01-21T16:02:01-05:00January 21st, 2019|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 1:13-16

In response to the sovereign glorious work of God in securing for us such a magnificent salvation, Peter now issues the first 2 commands to believers dealing with difficulty, and they are these:  Fix your hope completely upon His grace, and be Holy as He is Holy.  What a wonderful divinely inspired [...]

14 01, 2019

1 Peter 1:13b

2019-01-14T16:53:35-05:00January 14th, 2019|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 1:13b

After celebrating the opulence of our future inheritance for 12 verses, Peter finally brings the first command to the table here in 1st Peter, and that command is this: To fix our HOPE completely on the GRACE that is to be revealed to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ. In other [...]

8 01, 2019

1 Peter 1:8-12

2019-01-08T17:41:09-05:00January 8th, 2019|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 1:8-12

Is it not remarkable, having the full council of God's Word now, that we who are the least disciples of Christ are in a better position to understand revelation than the likes of Daniel and David and Isaiah? Is it not remarkable, that although the angels inhabit the eternal realm alongside the [...]

31 12, 2018

1 Peter 1:6-7

2018-12-31T11:27:43-05:00December 31st, 2018|1 Peter|Comments Off on 1 Peter 1:6-7

It is only the Christian that can lay his or her head on the pillow at night and rest, even in the distresses of this life.   Not only can we look BEYOND our distresses to this glorious inheritance waiting for us in Heaven, but Peter tells us this week that we can [...]