1 Peter 2:18-20

2019-03-18T16:02:14-05:00March 18th, 2019|1 Peter|

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 [...]

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1 Peter 2:13-17

2019-03-11T13:04:22-05:00March 11th, 2019|1 Peter|

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 [...]

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1 Peter 2:10-12

2019-02-25T14:10:04-05:00February 25th, 2019|1 Peter|

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 [...]

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1 Peter 2:4-9

2019-02-18T15:18:21-05:00February 18th, 2019|1 Peter|

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 [...]

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1 Peter 2:1-3

2019-02-11T14:54:07-05:00February 11th, 2019|1 Peter|

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 [...]

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1 Peter 1:22-25

2019-02-06T12:29:50-05:00February 6th, 2019|1 Peter|

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 [...]

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1 Peter 1:17-21

2019-01-28T13:31:43-05:00January 28th, 2019|1 Peter|

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 [...]

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1 Peter 1:13-16

2019-01-21T16:02:01-05:00January 21st, 2019|1 Peter|

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 [...]

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1 Peter 1:13b

2019-01-14T16:53:35-05:00January 14th, 2019|1 Peter|

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 [...]

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