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 …

07/12/2020 Living as a Blessed Servant

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Living as a Blessed Servant 1 Peter 2:18-25   1. Blessed (Recipients of Divine Favor) are Those who: a. Serve with Submission. (Vs. 18) b. Do Good for God. (Vs. 19) c. Put God Before Personal Comfort. (Vs. 20, Luke 17:7-10) i. Luke 17:7-10, ““Which one of you having a servant tending sheep or plowing will say to him when …

07/05/2020 Why We Do The Things We Do

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Why We Do the Things We Do 1 Peter 2:11-17   1. If the Goal is to Glorify God: a. Abstain from Sin. (Vs. 11) b. Act Honorably. (Vs. 12a) c. Anticipate Scrutiny. (Vs. 12b, Heb 13:15-16) i. Hebrews 13:15-16, “Therefore, through him let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips …

06/28/2020 Responding To Jesus?

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Responding To Jesus? 1 Peter 2:1-10     1. We Are Born-Again Believers Therefore: a. “Take Off” That Which Hinders Love. (Vs. 1, Heb 12:1-2a) i. Hebrews 12:1-2a, “Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance …

06/21/2020 Pleasantly Different

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Pleasantly Different 1 Peter 1:22-25   1. We are Forever Changed! a. Purified by THE Truth. (Vs. 22a, Micah 7:19, Psa 103:12) i. Micah 7:19, “He will again have compassion on us; he will vanquish our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.” ii. Psalm 103:12, “As far as the east is from the …

5/31/2020 Ready To Go!

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Ready To Go! 1 Peter 1:13-21   1. Be Ready for The Revelation of Jesus Christ! a. Prepare Your Mind. (Vs. 13a, James 5:8) James 5:8, “You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.” b. Be Clearly Focused. (Vs. 13b, Phil 3:13-14) Philippians 3:13-14, “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself to have …

05/24/20 The Great Day of Salvation!

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The Great Day of Salvation! 1 Peter 1:10-12   1. God’s Foretelling of Salvation Was Given by God. a. The Message: Grace Will Come. (1 Peter 1:10, 2 Samuel 23:2, Genesis 22:18) 2 Samuel 23:2, The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me, his word was on my tongue. Genesis 22:18, And all the nations of the earth will be …