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Sermons on 1 Peter

Chapter 1

Elect Exiles

Sermon on Aug 11

1 Peter 1:1-2

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...

Sermon on Apr 4, 2010

1 Peter 1:3-5

The Lord's Day Morning

April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday

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.

Lord our...

Sermon on Apr 8, 2007

1 Peter 1:3-5

Elect Exiles

Sermon on Aug 18

1 Peter 1:3-9

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...

Elect Exiles

Sermon on Aug 25

1 Peter 1:10-12

We’re going to consider verses 10 through 12 by noticing there are three groups of people engaging with God’s Word, responding to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in verses 10 through 12. And we’re simply going to think about how each responds. First, you’ll notice there are the prophets. The prophets’ search. Then there are the preachers. We’ll think about the preachers’ message. Then thirdly, the passage mentions...

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Sermon on Sep 1

1 Peter 1:13-21

And as we consider Peter’s “therefore” and these implications of the grace of God in verses 13 through 17, I want you to notice with me that Peter is essentially inviting us to look in three directions. He wants us to look in three directions. First in verse 13, he invites us to look forward. He invites us to look forward to the coming of Jesus Christ at...

Elect Exiles

Sermon on Sep 8

1 Peter 1:17-21

And so, Peter, in verses 18 through 21, our passage for this morning, is turning the diamond of the ransom, of the redemption, of the price paid for sinners at the cross by Jesus Christ so that we can see it, that godly fear may grow and flourish in our hearts and we may live for His praise and honor. We’re going to notice four things about the...

Sermon on Aug 16, 2015

1 Peter 1:22-25

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.

Our Father...

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Sermon on Sep 15

1 Peter 1:22-25

So there are five stages to this journey back to the source of the river that we need to follow. First is brotherly love. Second is the question of the purification that took place in their lives. Third is obeying the truth, conversion. Fourth is the new birth. And fifth is the means God uses to effect the new birth - the ministry of God’s holy Word.

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Chapter 2

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Sermon on Sep 22

1 Peter 2:1-3

And if you’ll look at verses 1 through 3, I want you to notice that Peter says essentially two things. If you’re going to live for Christ in a dark world, you need to do two things. He says you need to dress the part. You need to put on a new wardrobe. And he says you need to eat right. You need to cultivate an appetite for...

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Sermon on Sep 29

1 Peter 2:4-10

First of all, the passage before us is going to call us to come to Jesus. Come to Jesus. Secondly, come to Jesus by faith. Third, come to Jesus continually. Fourth, come to Jesus corporately; come to Him together. Fifth, come to Jesus to be like Him. Sixth, come to Jesus to praise Him. Seventhly, we are to come to Jesus to proclaim Him. And then eighthly, come...

Elect Exiles

Sermon on Oct 6

1 Peter 2:11-12

Look at verses 11 and 12 with me just a moment before we begin and notice the central concern of the apostle Peter in these two verses. He wants to promote the practice of Christian holiness. That’s his burden in verses 11 and 12. He tells us first negatively, verse 11, “abstain from the passions of the flesh.” And then positively in verse 12, he wants our conduct...

Elect Exiles

Sermon on Oct 20

1 Peter 2:13-17

Through verse 12 of chapter 2, we’ve seen Peter give us, you might say, general theological and practical principles. And now, beginning in our passage this morning, he’s going to press some of those principles into the particular areas and contexts of our Christian lives. He will speak, for example, as we’ll see in a few weeks’ time, about slaves and masters, husbands and wives. Here, in verses...

Elect Exiles

Sermon on Nov 10

1 Peter 2:18-25

And I want us to think through Peter’s answer under three headings. He essentially says three things about how to live for Christ in difficult circumstances. He says first we need to learn to live under the gaze of God. We need to learn to live coram Deo, “before the face of God,” to live for His smile and His blessing and not the approval or good opinion...

Chapter 3

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Sermon on Nov 17

1 Peter 3:1-7

We have been working through 1 Peter together as a church on Sunday mornings and we come to one of those passages that preachers often dread, and you’ll see why in due course. Peter is engaged in a practical section of the letter. He began by outlining for us the main contours of the Christian Gospel and now he is applying those truths to a number of practical...

Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Sermon on Jul 30, 2003

1 Peter 3:1-7

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...

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