Category Archives: 1Peter

On My Face, Set On My Feet, Ready to be Fruitful

Beholding the glory of God has a way of putting you facedown in worship in silence. The Spirit of God can then pick you up, set you on your feet, and prepare you to hear what God is saying. That’s … Continue reading

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While Doing Good

A quick thought this morning from Peter’s concluding exhortation to those who were going through a season of suffering. Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. (1Peter 4:19 … Continue reading

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A Gracious Thing

Hovering over the word of God this morning in quarantine north of the border. I think it’s been at least ten months since I’ve been up to my daughter’s house, over seven months since I last saw my oldest grandchildren … Continue reading

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Good Lives Matter

As followers of Christ we all want to do the will of God. The hard part often is knowing what His will is. To be sure, there are clear commands to obey in Scripture, “thus saith the Lord” types of … Continue reading

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It Stands in Scripture

When it comes to consuming what we commonly refer to as “the news,” in this day and age of ideological polarization and the propensity to omit or twist facts to suit ones own bias, I can’t count the number of … Continue reading

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A Foreign Residence

Had another conversation the other day with someone longing to just get back to “normal.” But, I countered, what if this is normal? This season, this insanity, this instability, masks on, six feet apart — what if this is normal? … Continue reading

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Be Holy

I don’t how many times I’ve read this passage, but this morning it struck me as an odd thing to say. Perhaps the last thing I’d think of saying, given the situation. Yet, among the first things God would say. … Continue reading

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A Genuine Faith

It’s the real thing! 2020 proves it! Hovering over Peter’s opening words to the “elect exiles of the Dispersion.” While they many not have been “sheltered in place,” they had been “scattered to places.” Like us, their “normal” way of … Continue reading

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The True Grace of God

Wrapped up 1Peter this morning. What a great letter! A letter for all those who are suffering. Maybe not in the same way these first century saints suffered for their faith, but applicable, I think, for anyone who is under … Continue reading

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Anxiety Pride

Ask most of us what the opposite of humility is and we’d come up with pride. Ask us how pride manifests itself and the things that probably come to mind are: boasting; self exaltation; arrogance; thinking of myself more highly … Continue reading

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