Category Archives: 1Peter

Making the Most: Mission Living

Making the most of our time depends on a new way of thinking about our time.  If we value our time from an eternal perspective, we will likely leverage it for eternal impact, helping every person to stand before God … Continue reading

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Holding Hands While We Fall Asleep

I’m not sure I’m qualified to give relationship advice as a one-woman-man for half my life.  I did, however, give this advice the other day to a young man who is on the front end of relationship life: Find someone … Continue reading

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Be Holy

When God says, ‘be holy as I am holy,’ it’s a high call on our lives.  What does it mean?  The Apostle Peter passes on God’s charge to us, quoting from the days of Mosaic Law – what sets us … Continue reading

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True Grace Permeates

When Peter gets to the end of his letter, he summarizes his words as encouragement and testament of the true grace of God.  As I reviewed this short letter, I see that grace permeates every part of our lives, and … Continue reading

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Give Over Your Burdens

When our burdens seem to much for us to bear, and when we feel like we have fallen down and in the eyes of the world we are failures, God is still there.  When we face trial and struggle and … Continue reading

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Persecuted? Rest in God!

Satan is victorious every time followers of Jesus believe that we can overcome persecution or any other struggle in our own power and without resting in the hand of God.  And so, Peter encourages us today to humble ourselves and … Continue reading

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Humility and Submission

To the elders, Peter says be watchful and caring and serving.  To the younger, he says submit to your elders.  And to all, he says to clothe ourselves with humility.  Humility is a game-changer in understanding how to lead and … Continue reading

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