Glorify God, Live Together, Make Disciples


The Devil: Be Aware but not Afraid

1 Peter 5:8-11 He who is in us is greater than he who prowls around us Four important clarifications to prepare you for spiritual battle: I. The devil (8) II. The devil and us (8a;9a) III. The devil and God (9b) IV. The devil, God and us (10-11)

Elders in the Church, Part 4

1 Peter 5:1-5a The Chief Shepherd has entrusted the care of his sheep to faithful elders I. Introductory assumptions about elders II. Important questions for interpreting the passage III. Intrinsic responsibilities of elders a. The Domain b. The Duty c. The dispositions regarding (2b-3) i.   Calling ii.  Compensation iii. Congregation IV. Impetus to faithfulness as elders (4) V. Intended regard for…

Elders in the Church Part 2

1 Peter 5:1-5a The Chief Shepherd entrusts the care of his sheep to qualified elders Five aspects of eldership relevant to the whole church I. Introductory assumptions regarding elders (v 1) 1. Elder Origins 2. Elder Qualifications 3. Church Membership     4. Church Government II. Important questions for understanding Peter’s exhortation to elders (v 1)  1. What’s the connection to the…

When Suffering Comes

1 Peter 4:12-19 Trust God in suffering for it comes not by chance but by his fatherly hand. Six directives for when suffering comes your way 1. Don’t be surprised (12) 2. Do rejoice (13-14) 3. Don’t be ashamed (15-16) 4. Do Glorify God (16) 5. Don’t be nearsighted (17-18) 6. Do be Christlike (19; 2:23)

Christian Living in Light of Christ’s Coming

Christ’s coming compels us to live for Christ’s glory (1 Peter 4:7-11). Three basic aspects of Christian living: The impetus of Christian living (4:7a) The instructions for Christian living (4:7b-11a) Sober in prayer Fervent in Love Gracious in hospitality Stewards in service The intention of Christian Living (4:11b)