Peter’s Epistle to the churches spread out across the Mediterranean world is a practical letter instructing a persecuted Church on the basic tenets of our faith. Peter’s letter aims to encourage the small band of faithful disciples through instruction on the foundations of the gospel. This little letter endures today as a succinct handbook for disciples, who strive to live obedient lives in an evil world. But it also poses a serious challenge to believers today. We live in a time and place within history where society’s ungodly decadence has reached a tipping point. Peter would ask us today, “Are you at home in this world or do you feel strangely out of place?” Peter is quite clear, we are to live as resident aliens; migrants passing through on a journey to our true home. The old saying is true indeed, “home is where the heart is.” Where do you feel at home?
14 January: 1 Peter: 1:1-2— A People Set Apart
21 January: 1 Peter 1:3-12— What are we here for, again?
28 January: 1 Peter 1:13-21— A Strange Ethic
4 February: 1 Peter 1:22-2:3 — The Life-giving Word
11 February: 1 Peter 2:4-12— Elected for A Purpose
18 February: 1 Peter 2:13-25: Christlike Submission
25 February: 1 Peter 3:1-7: A Marriage Unto the Lord
4 March: 1 Peter 3:8-22: How To Bless Those Who Persecute You
11 March: 1 Peter 4:1-11: Judgement is Coming. . .
18 March: 1 Peter 4:12-19: Expect Trouble In This World
25 March: 1 Peter 5:1-4: When The Chief Shepherd Appears
1 April: 1 Peter 3:18-22: Peter’s Easter Reflection
8 April: 1 Peter 5:5-14: This is the true Grace of God. . .