1 Peter 3:18-20

2019-05-13T15:56:41-05:00May 13th, 2019|1 Peter|

Peter pulls back the curtain on the astonishing activity taking place in the spiritual realm around the cross of Christ, in no doubt the most difficult passage in all of the New Testament to interpret; according to the consensus of scholars.  When you teach the Bible verse by verse, you don’t drive [...]

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1 Peter 3:13-17

2019-05-13T15:58:52-05:00May 6th, 2019|1 Peter|

Without a proper theology of suffering, believers are likely to make a shipwreck of their faith when the going gets tough, where and when they fail to buy into God’s ultimate purposes for allowing difficulty into their lives.  In a fascinating and provocative passage, Peter tells us this week of the high [...]

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1 Peter 3:8-12

2019-05-13T15:59:52-05:00May 1st, 2019|1 Peter|

In addressing the five qualities that are necessary for people to love one another well in the Church, Peter paints a beautiful picture of the hand of God upon the believer’s life, and reveals the remarkable blessings God is making available to His children - not only in the future, but right [...]

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1 Peter 3:7

2019-04-15T16:01:26-05:00April 15th, 2019|1 Peter|

Peter now turns his attention to the husbands in wrapping up his powerful discourse on mutual submission in Christian marriage.  The Apostle calls the Christian husband to become a lifelong student of his wife, that he might be dialed into the distinctive and beautiful gifts that God has put into her, in [...]

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1 Peter 3:1-6

2019-04-10T09:39:18-05:00April 10th, 2019|1 Peter|

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 [...]

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1 Peter 2:24-25

2019-04-01T11:21:00-05:00April 1st, 2019|1 Peter|

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 [...]

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1 Peter 2:21-23

2019-03-25T14:20:47-05:00March 25th, 2019|1 Peter|

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 [...]

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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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