1 Peter: Courage in Crises

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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 [...]

Jesus, Our Rock of Salvation | 1 Peter 2:4-8

    Introduction   4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ   In this [...]

I Peter 1:1-12 | Our Living Hope

  Introduction 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by [...]