I Peter

A New Sense of Taste

Spiritual life develops a new sense of taste: The psalmist tells us that believers can “taste and see that the Lord is good!”[1]  The Apostle Peter said of believers, “…you have tasted that the Lord is good.”[2] The soul of every person has a hunger and thirst built into it at creation.  It says in Ecclesiastes 3:11, “he [...]

Demonstrating Christ-Honoring Humility in Times of Conflict

Listen carefully and be reasonable in times of disagreement. Paul instructs Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:24-25, “…the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25 correcting his opponents with gentleness [another word for meekness]. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to knowledge of the truth…” There is a correlation between meekness and [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:35+00:00October 11th, 2016|Blog Posts, I Peter, II Timothy, New Testament|0 Comments

Jesus is the Greatest Example of Meekness

Jesus was (and is) the greatest example of meekness. Peter gave this description of Jesus, “When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.”[1] The night that Jesus was betrayed, Judas lead an armed mob to arrest him.  [...]

By |2016-11-07T20:10:35+00:00October 9th, 2016|Blog Posts, I Peter, John, Luke, New Testament|0 Comments

Our Victory in Christ | 1 Peter 5:1-10

Our Victory in Christ Audio   Introduction 5 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but [...]

Our Joy in Trials | 1 Peter 4:12-19

    Introduction   How in the world can we be glad when we are faced with trials? James 1:2 says, “2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,” In our passage today, Peter makes a similar statement. In the natural, having joy in trials seems rather foolish. If you [...]

Our Love and Unity in Christ | 1 Peter 4:7-11

  Introduction If Christ were to return today or he were to call us home, what would he find us doing? Background As we move into 1 Peter 4 verse 7, let’s take a minute to review some of the setting and background of this text. Remember that this letter was written to believers who [...]

Our Righteous Suffering | 1 Peter 3

Introduction In 1 Peter, from chapter 2 verse 13 to chapter 3 verse 12, Peter talks about how to live for Christ in all kinds of social relationships. I’m going to skip over 1 Peter 3:1-7 this week so that I can teach a 3 week session on Marriage and Family in February. [...]

Our New Life in Christ | 1 Peter 2:18-3:7 

  Introduction   I want to show you this truth from God’s Word today: You do not have a secular job. You have a mission field. I wish I would have understood and embraced this truth when I was working in sales. A new boss took over the office and he began to reorganize his [...]

Our Holy Calling | 1 Peter 2:13-22

  Introduction Last’s weeks study in 1 Peter reminds me of the story of Lazarus from John 11. Turn there with me. Lazarus was Jesus’ friend and he lived in Bethany. Jesus was staying about 15 miles away in Perea when Lazarus became very ill. They send word to Jesus, but Jesus said this really [...]

Our War Against the Flesh | 1 Peter 2:11-12

  Introduction Our scripture for today is 1 Peter 2:11-12. Please turn there in your Bibles and read along with me. Scripture: 11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12 Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they [...]