Sermons tagged with ‘1 Peter’

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The Devil

Reading: 1 Peter 5:6-11 Dear Friends, Peter has already talked about struggles from outside sources. A world that wants to take advantage of disciples.  He’s already talked about struggles within the community of  disciples.  How we behave together.  He’s also talked about internal struggles.  Sinful desires that wage war against our hearts.  NOW? He talks about a very real struggle […]

Tale Of Four Shepherds


Reading: 1 Peter 5:1-5 Dear Friends, Peter encourages the elders to “shepherd the flocks of God.” Today we will listen to four stories of four very different shepherds. Peace, Pastor Dave

Suffering 101


Reading:  1 Peter 3:13-4:6 & 4:12-19 Dear Friends, We’ve already considered a portion and main thought of today’s section.  How do we have hope? Even as we suffer.  Today? Today, we look at the facts.  What should we suffer for?  What should we do when we suffer? What should we NOT do when we suffer? AND, what should we […]

Behavior and Response


Reading: 1 Peter 3:8-12 Dear Friends, We have considered an awful lot about what it looks like to be a child of God.  How does it impact our life? Change us?  Today we take a reflective pause. We will have opportunity to admit that we fall short of God’s standards for us.  And – we […]

Suffering Story


Reading: 1 Peter 3:13-22 Dear Friends, Peter tells us some stories.  He pulls up the rocking chair and tells us some important and formative stories.  As it turns out, he’s telling us these stories because they are also (or should be) our stories. Peace, Pastor Dave



Reading: 1 Peter 3: 1-7 Dear Friends, This (potentially) is an explosive section of scripture. It could be and has been twisted over time to mean things that it doesn’t say.  Paul is talking about the most intimate, precious relationships we have and how we function within them.  Is the way that we function lifting up the […]



Reading: 1 Peter 2:18-25 Dear Friends, This might be the fullest and most beautiful section about Jesus that we have had so far.  Peter makes it crystal clear, Jesus suffered and died.  He did that FOR YOU! He also did it to set an example.  If He suffered, we should expect to as well. Peace, […]

The Goal


Reading: 1 Peter 2:11-17 Dear Friends, Wow. In these verse we come to the central part of Peter’s thought. This is why he is writing to them. It’s the central part of the letter. It’s what everything has been building up to. And …  Of course…  It’s massively challenging and uncomfortable for us. He uses words like […]

Child Of God

Reading: 1 Peter 1- 2:10 Dear Friends, Today we get to do two things.  Proclaim a truth that Peter proclaims over and over again: we are children of God.  Peter says it at least 8 times in the opening verses.  We’ll also talk about what it means for our life – AND we will hear a real modern, […]

You Are


Reading: 1 Peter 2:4-10 Dear Friends, Peter has had an awful lot to say about identity. He’s made it clear that they are born again. That is their new identity. Chosen children of God. In these verses, Peter reveals two more things. They are…! Today we will talk about our new identity and purpose. Peace, […]