No Longer Conformed to Sinful Passions

1 Peter 1:13 ESV “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” The Church in Exile This was written to the church in exile. There are several different thoughts we can read about in Bible … Continue reading No Longer Conformed to Sinful Passions

Our Enemy Wants to Devour Us

1 Peter 5:5-7 NIV “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “’God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’ “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Humble Yourselves The … Continue reading Our Enemy Wants to Devour Us

Faithful Stewards of God’s Grace

1 Peter 4:7-9 NIV “The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.” I believe that anyone living in 2021 who has any knowledge … Continue reading Faithful Stewards of God’s Grace

Chosen to Be Obedient

1 Peter 1:13-16 NIV “Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called … Continue reading Chosen to Be Obedient

Set Your Face Like Flint

1 Peter 1:13-16 ESV “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you … Continue reading Set Your Face Like Flint

Full of Grace and Power

Acts 6:8-15 ESV And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and disputed with … Continue reading Full of Grace and Power

Are We All Ready?

1 Peter 1:13-25 ESV In the first half of 1 Peter 1, we learned that we who are in Christ Jesus, by faith in him, are called of God to the sanctification (purification, holiness) of the Holy Spirit and to obedience to Jesus Christ. And, we learned, as well, that being followers of Jesus Christ … Continue reading Are We All Ready?

By Example

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 3:30 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Muted Trumpet.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read 1 Peter 5 (Quoting select vv. ESV). Being Examples (vv. 1-5) So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of … Continue reading By Example