09/20/2020 Watch Your Step

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Watch Your Step 1 Peter 5:5b-9     1. The Day is Approaching; “Put On” Humility. (Vs. 5b-6, Psa 32:4, Deut 9:26) a. Psalm 32:4, “For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was drained as in the summer’s heat.” b. Deuteronomy 9:26, “I prayed to the LORD: Lord God, do not annihilate your people, your …

09/13/2020 Different Roles, One LORD

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Different Roles, One LORD 1 Peter 5:1-5   1. The “Elder” Should Shepherd and Oversee God’s Flock. (Vs. 1, Col 1:17-18) a. Colossians 1:17-18, “He [Jesus] is before all things, and by him all things hold together. He is also the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might …

09/06/2020 Getting Ready For Jesus

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Getting Ready For Jesus 1 Peter 4:12-19   1. The Refining of Faith Is Difficult but Expected. (Vs. 12, John 15:18, 1 John 3:13, John 16:33) a. John 15:18, “If the world hates you, understand that it hated me before it hated you.” b. 1 John 3:13, “Do not be surprised, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you.” c. …

08/30/2020 All Aboard!

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All Aboard! 1 Peter 4:7-11   1. The End is Near: Pray. (Vs. 7, Luke 17:26-27, Matt 26:40-41, Eph 3:16-17) a. Luke 17:26-27, “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man: People went on eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage until the day Noah boarded …

08/23/2020 The Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court 1 Peter 4:1-6   1. Choose a Side! (Vs. 1-2, Gal 5:24-25, Matt 6:10) a. Galatians 5:24-25, “Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.” b. Matthew 6:10, “Your kingdom come. Your will be …

08/16/2020 Jesus: The Ultimate Victor

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Jesus: The Ultimate Victor 1 Peter 3:18-22   1. Jesus Conquered Sin and Death! (Vs. 18, 1 Tim 3:16) a. 1 Timothy 3:16, “And most certainly, the mystery of godliness is great: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.”   2. …

08/09/2020 The Unshakable God of the Christian

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The Unshakable God of the Christian 1 Peter 3:13-18   1. The Expected Outcome for the Christian is Blessed. (Vs. 13-14, Matt 5:3-5) a. Matthew 5:3-5, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the humble, for they will inherit the earth.”   …

08/02/2020 “Do-Gooders” for Jesus

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“Do-Gooders” for Jesus 1 Peter 3:10-12   1. Love Life and Have Good Days: a. Watch Your Words and Your Ways. (Vs. 10, Prov 13:15) i. Proverbs 13:15, “Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.” (NIV) b. Expend Serious Effort to Pursue Peace. (Vs. 11)   2. God PERSONALLY: a. Watches Over His People. (Vs. …

07/26/2020 Can’t We Just Get Along?

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Can’t We Just Get Along? 1 Peter 3:8-9   1. Let’s Get Along with One Another. (Vs. 8) a. Be of One Heart. (Ezekiel 11:19-20) i. Ezekiel 11:19-20, “I will give them integrity of heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove their heart of stone from their bodies and give them a heart of flesh, so …

07/19/2020 God’s Marriage Plan

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God’s Marriage Plan 1 Peter 3:1-7   1. Wives: a. The Command: Submit Yourselves. (Vs. 1a, 1 Cor 7:13) i. 1 Corinthians 7:13, “Also, if any woman has an unbelieving husband and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce her husband.” b. The Purpose: Salvation of the Lost. (Vs. 1b, 1 Cor 7:16) i. 1 Corinthians …