Leading

Leading

1 Peter 5:1-4 Leading for God’s Glory “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: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising...
Surprised by Suffering

Surprised by Suffering

1 Peter 4:12-19 “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his...
Sweet Communion

Sweet Communion

Remember that “the end of all things is at hand, therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded”. Why? “For the sake of our prayers”! So, for the sake of our prayers quit participating in things that hinder sweet communion with God. Communion with God should be our...
The Gospel

The Gospel

1 Peter 3:18-22 – The Gospel “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, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,...
Preparing a Defense

Preparing a Defense

1 Peter 3:14-17 – Preparing a Defense “But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in our hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to...
Zealous for Good

Zealous for Good

1 Peter 3:13 “Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for waht is good?” Be zealous for what is good – Am I a zealot for good? Zealot means being fanatical. Am I fanatical about good? God is good. Am I passionate for good? You, Jesus, are the...