Contributed on May 30, 2015
The Book of 2 Peter opens up with a statement to indentify to the reader who is the author of the book. Peter uses the term "bond servant" thus implying that he, Peter is a slave to no man but by his own choice he has chosen to serve and summit to Jesus.
"Knowledge of God" Introduction : The Book of 2 Peter opens up with a statement to indentify to the reader who is the author of the book. Peter uses the term "bond-servant" thus implying that he, Peter is a slave to no man but by his own choice he has chosen to serve and summit to Jesus ...read more
Contributed on Jan 28, 2015
Hebrews 2:1 states that we "must give more attention"; attention to "The message" of the Good News of Jesus Christ. This salvation is prophetic in the sense that the Old Testament prophets foretold of its coming in of the incarnate Jesus
Title: "So Great A Salvation" Big Idea: (I) Salvation Promised, (II) Salvation Realized, (III) Salvation Received Text: 1 Peter 1:10-12 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2015
Christians can rejoice through trials as God refines their faith through them. As a Christian must realize we will face difficulties, and those difficulties are not meanness but strengthen our faith not in ourselves but in
Title: "When Life Throws You a Curve" Big Idea: Christians can rejoice through trials as God refines their faith through them. Text: 1 Peter 1:6-7 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your ...read more
Contributed on Feb 12, 2015
The first 21 verses of 1 Peter could be summed this way (vs.3-12) living a life of Holiness and verses (vs.13-21) fear for God. Not a fear of bodily harm but a respect and concern as we struggle to live a life before the righteous God (1Pet 1:16)
Intro Illustration: David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group, discusses some disheartening research concerning the failure of Christians in our day to remain distinct: "In virtually every study we conduct, representing thousands of interviews every year, born again Christians (talking about ...read more
Contributed on Feb 20, 2015
The "new birth" gives us a desire for the Word of God. Peter uses the analogy of a baby that is born into this world, from the moment of birth the baby has a hunger. When we are "born again" we have a hunger to know more about God.
Title: "Living Word " Big Idea: Purified Soul, Sincere Love, a New Birth, Desire For a New Life, Spiritual Growth. 1) The Word Produces - a Purified Soul (vs.1:22) 2) The Word Produces - a New birth (vs. 1:23) 3) The Word Produces - Spiritual Growth (vs. 2:2) Read Sermon Text: 1 Peter ...read more
Contributed on Feb 27, 2015
Jesus said that a wise man will build upon the "rock" for solid foundation and the foolish man would build upon the "sand" and the foolish man house would not stand. We as "living stones" must build upon "Rock" for our spiritual house to stand.
Introduction: Peter use the text from Psalm 34:8 as he writes to the Christian "you have tasted that the Lords is gracious" in the previous verse (2:3). Then Peter states that we have tasted the milk of Word as he refers to Jesus Christ. After believers have purged their lives from the unwholesome ...read more
Contributed on Apr 24, 2015
Believers have been waiting for the return of Christ and that time is drawing near when God will send the Son to bring His children home. That return will not only Glorify God but it will reestablish God's dominion over all the earth.
Title: "The End is In Drawing Near" Big Idea: Peter is bring to a close God's message to the pilgrims and therefore we are to be mindful of that the end is near. The End of all things, The End of sorrow and even more important The End of Waiting. Believers have been waiting for the return of ...read more
Contributed on Apr 10, 2015
: In 1 Peter 3:19-21 seems to provide a description of an event that transpired while Jesus was in the tomb for three (3) days. This is a very difficult passage to understand its meaning or implication.
Title: Faith Revisited Big Idea: In 1 Peter 3:19-21 seems to provide a description of an event that transpired while Jesus was in the tomb for three (3) days. This is a very difficult passage to understand its meaning or implication. Students of the Bible have developed different understandings ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2015
Book of Acts is a record of the coming of the Holy Spirit, it records the great numbers of people coming to faith in Jesus Christ, and describes of the use of the term "Christian" and more. Peter is giving practical instruction in living as Christian.
Title: "Living Holy in a Fallen World" Big Idea: (I) Be Sober (II) Be Obedient (III) Be Holy Intro Illustration: Converted by Livingststone's life Henry M Stanley found Livingststone in Africa and lived with him for some time. Here is his testimony: "I went to as a prejudice as the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2015
Peter statement that our "hope" is not built upon the temporal, "not seeing" or the human senses are of the flesh but our love for Jesus exist in the spirit. the love the repentant heart has developed a love for Christ through the Spirit
Text: 1 Peter 1:8-12 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 receiving the end of your faith — the salvation of your souls. 10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 9, 2015
Peter that because of the resurrection we have a "living hope" and that is our inheritance. He identifies (1) Reasons for the inheritance, (2) Reality of the inheritance, (3) Recipients of the Inheritance (4) The Receipt of the Inheritance .
Title: “Your Great Inheritance” Big Idea: Through Christ, believers are heirs to a great eternal inheritance. Text: 1 Peter 1:3-5 1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living ...read more