Category Archives: 1 Peter

1 Peter 5 | A Final Word

Its amazing what we can endure, when we know the end is in sight. I’m thinking about sitting in the dentist chair. We’ve all been there. Feeling that pokey metal thing pierce your gums. And that drill, Eeeeeeee. What an … Continue reading

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Final Instructions | 1 Peter 4:7-11

Dear Friends of Jesus Christ, When I think of salvation history—the history of God’s interaction with the world—I find it helpful to think of it as being one overarching story, told in 5 acts. Act 1: The Creation of the … Continue reading

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Prepare For Suffering | 1 Peter 4:12-19

Suffering is no fun. It hurts. It wears us out. And when unrelenting, suffering—whether its physical or emotional—can lead us into despair. We avoid it when possible, and are usually right to do that. For God did not intend his … Continue reading

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Faithful Presence | 1 Peter 2:17-3:7

So we have our work cut out for us this morning. I have a difficult job as a preacher, and you have a difficult job as a listener. So let’s put our minds together and get down to the important … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Evangelism | 1 Peter 2:11-17

Dear Friends of Jesus Christ, Its human nature, it seems, to keep a close eye on strangers. You see someone new walking around your neighbourhood. “Who’s that” you ask yourself, as you peer out the window. Or a new immigrant … Continue reading

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Growing Up in Our Salvation | 1 Peter 1:13-2:3

Dear Friends of Jesus Christ, There’s a common pattern found in the New Testament letters. The pattern is this: First, the writer states his name. “I Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ.” Then there’s a greeting: “Grace and Peace to … Continue reading

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Living Hope | 1 Peter 1:3-12

I imagine I’m not the only one here who sometimes wishes that they were born into a wealthy family. Don’t you ever wish that? I’m not talking about being a Rockefeller or part of the Trump family. That’s a little … Continue reading

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