1 Peter

Clothed in Humility: Following the Footsteps of Our Lord

1 Peter 5:5, “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to your elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Coming off the heels of Peter’s exhortation to the elders, he briefly...

The Elder’s Reward: Christ Himself and the Crown He Brings

1 Peter 5:4, “And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.” In the previous verses, Peter has given the elders their charge as well as explaining the heart and manner in which to carry out their task. He also called them to not be...

The Elder’s Charge and Heart

1 Peter 5:1-3, “So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion,...

Suffering is Not Strange

1 Peter 4:12-13, “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test...

Serving One Another

1 Peter 4:10-11, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of...

Love One Another

If you had one word to describe the church today, what would it be? A quick scroll through social...

Prepared To Suffer

Prepared To Suffer

1 Peter 3:13-17, “13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always...

God’s Word for the Women with an Unbelieving Husband

God’s Word for the Women with an Unbelieving Husband

1 Peter 3:1-2, “Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct.” Though I am happily married to a believing...

Servants of God

Servants of God

1 Peter 2:18-20, "18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. 19 For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when...

Honorable Conduct

Honorable Conduct

1 Peter 2:11-12, “11 “Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good...

A Royal Priesthood

A Royal Priesthood

1 Peter 2:9-10, “9 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are...

The Sovereign God

The Sovereign God

1 Peter 2:6-8, “6 “For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” 7So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the...

Suffering like the Savior

Suffering like the Savior

1 Peter 2:4-5, “4As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God...

Feasting on Christ

Feasting on Christ

1 Peter 2:1-3, “So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation- if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” The conjunction, “so” in...

To Love The Impossible Love

To Love The Impossible Love

1 Peter 1:22-25, “22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding...

Conduct Yourselves with Fear

Conduct Yourselves with Fear

1 Peter 1:17-19, “And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with...

Be Holy in All Your Conduct

Be Holy in All Your Conduct

1 Peter 1:14-16, “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’” Since God, in his great mercy, has...

Setting Our Hope on Grace

Setting Our Hope on Grace

1 Peter 1:13, “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.” Each of us has a variety of things about which we must think on a regular basis. For...

Position of Privilege

Position of Privilege

1 Peter 1:10-12, “10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, 11 inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ...

Faith: Living What You Cannot See

Faith: Living What You Cannot See

1 Peter 1:8-9, “8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” It is a strange thing...

Four Solid Rocks Admit Stormy Weather

Four Solid Rocks Admit Stormy Weather

1 Peter 1:6-7, “6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in...

A Living Hope in Any Circumstance

A Living Hope in Any Circumstance

When people are at their lowest, we often say they have “lost hope,” as though the individual was losing their ability to hope. However, such statements say more about the source of their hope than the strength of their hope. Health, finances, influence, friendships,...

Scattered and Battered, Yet Blessed by Grace

Scattered and Battered, Yet Blessed by Grace

1 Peter 1:1-2, “1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus...

Motivation for Mentorship

Motivation for Mentorship

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through 1 Peter in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and...

Godly Shepherds

Godly Shepherds

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through 1 Peter in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and...

Suffering in the Christian Life

Suffering in the Christian Life

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through 1 Peter in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and...

Arming Ourselves With the Mindset of Christ

Arming Ourselves With the Mindset of Christ

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through 1 Peter in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and...

The Easter Story According to Peter

The Easter Story According to Peter

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through 1 Peter in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and...

Living Stones and Holy People

Living Stones and Holy People

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through 1 Peter in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and...

Elect Exiles

Elect Exiles

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through 1 Peter in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and...