2 Peter 1:5-11

2019-07-15T16:06:22-05:00July 15th, 2019|2 Peter|

Peter exhorts believers to make certain of their assurance in salvation, that they may live fruitful lives to the glory of God, and enjoy the tremendous benefits that the appropriation of the believer’s security brings. The Apostle tells us that the way that we know we are among the chosen of God, [...]

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2 Peter 1:3-4

2019-07-15T16:03:26-05:00July 10th, 2019|2 Peter|

Perhaps more than in any other area, Christians tend to struggle practically with their sufficiency in Christ.  While we believe God’s grace in Christ is sufficient for salvation, the way we live our lives suggests we’re not really sure God’s grace is sufficient for our problems.  And so we live out much [...]

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2 Peter 1:1-2

2019-07-15T16:03:33-05:00July 10th, 2019|2 Peter|

Join us as we begin a brand-new study in the epistle of 2nd Peter! Although every teaching here stands on its own, the beginning of a new study always presents a wonderful POINT OF ENTRY to come and see what we do at VXV, which is to SO seek and savor the [...]

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1 Peter 5:1-14

2019-06-17T14:01:46-05:00June 17th, 2019|1 Peter|

In the stunning conclusion to the Epistle of First Peter, the Apostle lays out for us what produces a healthy Church.  Both leaders and followers are exhorted to dress themselves in humility, and be prepared for the attacks of the devil who seeks to steal our security in Christ.  What affords the [...]

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1 Peter 4:12-19

2019-06-10T15:43:55-05:00June 10th, 2019|1 Peter|

Peter tells suffering Christians not to think it strange or unusual when suffering comes their way, because it is God Himself that is orchestrating all things to flourish their souls for all of eternity.  If you are going to try and SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF EVIL by saying that God has no [...]

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1 Peter 4:7-11

2019-06-04T13:35:45-05:00June 4th, 2019|1 Peter|

With the return of Christ imminent, Peter gives his readers a crash course on the kind of Christian living that leads to the fulness of joy and the glory of God in times of difficulty.   What the Apostle would like his readers to know, is that responsiveness and readiness in the Christian [...]

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1 Peter 4:1-6

2019-05-28T15:45:47-05:00May 28th, 2019|1 Peter|

As the seasoned saint knows, there is not an authentic believer that doesn’t live in the constant battle between the appetites of the unredeemed flesh and the desires of the indwelling Spirit of God.  If we are to win the fight to delight in Christ for our own souls, and for our [...]

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1 Peter 3:21-22

2019-05-20T16:55:50-05:00May 20th, 2019|1 Peter|

With the waters of judgment from Noah’s day on the brain, Peter wraps up Chapter 3 with an incredible illustration of baptism.  The Apostle connects how God takes us through the waters of judgment today, the very same way he took Noah and his family through the waters of the flood.  Even [...]

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