Sermons on 1 Peter
Our baptism represents a relationship with God that believers are empowered to keep. 1 Peter 3:21 – this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ
Our baptism represents a relationship with God that believers are empowered to keep. 1 Peter 3:21 – and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
The pain and cost of humility is worth God’s favor. 1 Peter 5:5 – “In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
The resurrection of Jesus Christ gives us reason to put all our hope in the return of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13 – So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.
Do not resent suffering, but rejoice in suffering. 1 Peter 4:12-13 – Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all…
Satan’s only power is a lie, so the only weapon you need is the truth. – 1 Peter 5:9 – Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.
You have a powerful and cruel enemy who is working around you and in you to destroy your life 1 Peter 5:8 – Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
Agape love is necessary. When liking ends, love begins. Eph 2:3-5; 1 Pet 4:7-8 The Importance of Forgiveness
1 Peter 4:1-5 So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin. You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God. You have had enough in the past of the…