1 Peter 4:1-6 Living Out the Will of God

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What does it mean to live according to God’s will? How can we do this each and every day? This message from 1 Peter gives us an understanding of how to answer these two questions. 1 Peter 4:1-6 4 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so …

1 Peter 3:18-22 Making Sense of Christ’s Sufferings

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Why did Jesus die? This is a question we must answer. Peter gives us direction that helps us understand the truth behind the work of Christ on the cross. 1 Peter 3:18-22 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which he …

1 Peter 3:8-17 The Hope-Filled Life if an Exile

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If the church is going to fulfill the Great Commission, we must be aware of the dangers that can keep us from accomplishing that task. A life that is saturated with hope in the gospel is our first step on the right track. 1 Peter 3:8-17 8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do …

1 Peter 3:1-7 Exiles and Their Marriages

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What difference does Jesus make in our marriages? Peter tells us that everything changes when Jesus impacts our homes. 1 Peter 3:1-7 3 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning …

1 Peter 2:18-25 Exiles and their Work

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How do you handle a boss at work who treats you unjustly? God has an action plan for you to follow. And this plan involves something far more significant than just getting through your day. It involves the reshaping of you are. 1 Peter 2:18-25 18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and …

1 Peter 2:4-10 The Living Stone

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Peter draws on the Hebrew Scriptures and their description of the Cornerstone to point toward the greatness of Christ, the Living Stone. 1 Peter 2:4-10 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 …

1 Peter 2:1-5 God’s Practical Wisdom for You

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What are some actual steps we can take in our effort to navigate through this life? Peter uses three illustrations to help us grasp some critical steps along the way. 1 Peter 2:1-5 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may …

1 Peter 1:22-25 You Can’t Live Without Your Bible

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Pastor Eric shows us how our salvation leads us to love one another. Both salvation and this particular kind of love that we have for one another is tied to Bible in your hand. 1 Peter 1:22-25 22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have …