Monthly Archives: October 2013

1 Peter 6:7 Identity: Genuinely Faithful

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 praise and glory and honour at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Genuinely Faithful I value comfort … Continue reading

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1 Peter 1:6 Identity: Rejoicing

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. Rejoicing It is the identity of the rejoicing Christian that has seemed most illusive and elusive.  … Continue reading

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1 Peter 1:4 Identity: Shielded

who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. Shielded It was imperative or the early church to feel that God was protecting them.  However, … Continue reading

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1 Peter 1:4 Identity: Heir

… to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, … Heir Many of my friends know the family story.  It’s very Downton Abbey.  My Great Grandfather was the youngest son of The Earl of … Continue reading

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1 Peter 1:3 Identity: Hopeful

In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead … Hopeful Somehow I grew up thinking that the world is an unfriendly place and that I wasn’t really … Continue reading

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1 Peter 1:3 Identity: Born Again

According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, Born Again The term ‘Born Again’ was popularized in the 70’s.  To discern whether … Continue reading

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1 Peter 1:2: Identity: Obedient

… to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. Obedient we send dogs to obedience school.  We think of obedience as a negative thing.  Wives have successfully removed ‘to love … Continue reading

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1 Peter 1: Identity: Sanctified

In Moody’s Methods of Bible Teaching class we had a discussion about whether sanctification and Spiritual Formation are one in the same.  As we discussed the concept, some of us thought that sanctification might be the total work that God … Continue reading

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1 Peter 1: Identity: Chosen

1 Peter 1 tells the Christian that they are chosen.  They are plucked from the meaningless angst of existence and assigned a purpose.  It is not necessary to delve into the fine points of Calvinism versus Arminianism.  It is enough … Continue reading

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1 Peter 5:6-14 Humble and Alert

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.   8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around … Continue reading

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