We are only going to look at verses 1 and 2 today by way of introduction to the letter, but I want you to notice in these two introductory verses that Peter already is setting forth two themes that will be architectonic; they’ll be shaping and foundational for everything else he will say in his letter. First in verse 1, he talks about the Christian in relation to...
The Lord's Day Morning
April 4, 2010
1 Peter 1:3-5
“Born Anew to Hope, Through the Resurrection”
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III
The stone the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Let us worship God.
Verses 3 through 9 rehearse for us our great Gospel privileges. In 3 through 5, the apostle Peter lists those privileges; he outlines them for us in a marvelous summary of the riches of God’s grace and blessing in our lives. And then in 6 through 9, he applies those blessings to the particular context of Christian suffering. You might say in 3 through 5 Peter says our...
How can you find joy when sorrow grips your heart? How do you rejoice when life is relentless in throwing grief-inducing trials your way? If you’ll look for a moment at our passage in 1 Peter chapter 1, you will see that that is precisely what Peter says the Christians of Asia Minor were doing in verse 6. Do you see that in verse 6? “In this you...
Now if you would please take a copy of God’s holy Word in your hands and turn with me to the first letter of Peter, chapter 1. 1 Peter chapter 1. We are going to read from the twenty-second verse to the end of the chapter. Before we do, would you bow your heads with me as we pray together. Let’s pray.
Thinking and Living Biblically in a Gender-neutral Society Biblical Manhood and Womanhood series First Presbyterian Church Jackson, MS Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
1 Peter 3:1-7 The “S”ubmission Word–What is it, what it isn't. Biblical Submission for Christian Wives
I invite you to turn with me to 1 Peter 3, verses 1-7 Tonight we're talking about the dreaded “S” word, the word “submission,” the issue of submission–what it is...
The Lord's Day Morning
April 18, 2010
1 Peter 5:6-11
“Burdens Lifted at Calvary”
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Praise waits for Thee in Zion Lord, to Thee vows paid shall be. O Thou that hearer are to prayer, all flesh shall come to Thee. Let us worship God.
Lord our God we come before You through the Gospel, through the shed blood of Christ, through the atoning...