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1 Peter

1 Peter – Reflections on 1 Peter

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – Reflections on 1 Peter – 18 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY Peter’s personality—his zeal, courage, humility, tenderness, forthrightness, and yes, even his impetuousness—is revealed in the letter we call “First Peter”. Let’s begin with five observations:  [1] This sounds obvious, but Peter wrote the letter. Peter, James and John formed […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:8-11 – Engaging Our Adversary

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:8-11 – 17 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY In his first epistle, Peter tells us not to be surprised by our trials. It’s interesting that he doesn’t take the time to commiserate with his readers, nor does he offer advice on how to avoid suffering and pain. Instead, […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:5-7 – The Power of Humility

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:5-7 – 16 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY God has designed the church to be both a place of refuge and a place of equipping. God equips us to share our faith and live a distinct Christian lifestyle, while representing Him in how we love people. However, not […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:1-4 – A Shepherd’s Job Description

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 5:1-4 – 15 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY Churches face the challenge of expectations—those of the pastor and of the congregation. And we disappoint each other when we don’t meet those unrealistic expectations. Fortunately, 1 Peter 5:1-4 gives us God’s expectations. Notice that Peter, the leader of Jesus’ […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:12-19 – Walking Through Life’s Fiery Trials

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:12-19 – 14 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY When life is going well we push God to the periphery, but when trials come, we become aware of how much we need Him. Suffering under trials and persecution is a major theme of 1 Peter. He wrote this letter […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:7-11 – A Game Plan for Living in the End Times

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:7-11 – 13 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY Jesus (Matthew 16:21-26 & 24:3-8), Paul (1 Timothy 4:1-6) and Peter (1 Peter 4:7-11; 2 Peter 3) all voiced practical concerns regarding how to behave in difficulties we will encounter in “the end times”. During times of suffering, persecution and […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:1-6 – How to Shock Your Friends and Neighbors

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:1-6 – 12 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY Peter reminds us that because our ultimate citizenship is in heaven, this world isn’t our true home. We are representatives of a different kingdom, and we need to live that way. Like foreign tourists visiting another country, how we conduct […]

1 Peter – 1 Peter 3:21-22 – Baptism: Clearing the Water

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 3:21-22- 11 of 18 SERMON SUMMARY First Peter was written to persecuted Christians who were scattered throughout what is now modern day Turkey. Peter wrote to encourage them to maintain their hope in the midst of their trying circumstances. Today we learn what Christian baptism symbolizes and […]

1 Peter – Review Part 2 – What to Do

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 1:1 – 3:20 SERMON SUMMARY Ten weeks ago we began a series on First Peter. We’re taking a breather from in-depth, verse-by-verse study and doing a bit of review. We’re zooming out, pulling together the many threads we’ve encountered, reminding ourselves of the “big ideas” that holds […]

1 Peter – Review Part 1 – What’s True

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 1 Peter – 1 Peter 1:1 – 3:20 SERMON SUMMARY God saves us.  God graciously chooses a people for himself (1:1-2; 2:9)  God gave Christ to die in our place so that we could belong to Him (1:18-19; 2:24; 3:18)  God sent his Spirit to cause us to be born again (1:2, […]

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