Category Archives: 1Peter

Think Like Jesus, Live For God

For them, to not blend in was as good as putting a target on their back. To live like citizens of a heavenly kingdom was to increasingly be at odds with the kingdom around them. To stand out from the … Continue reading

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A Grace Thing

Those who have known grace should show grace. I buy that. Those whose sins have been forgiven because of the finished work of the cross should forgive the sins of others. Makes sense to me. Those who have been blessed … Continue reading

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God’s People

Never been a nomad, always had a place to hang my hat, a fixed address to go home to every night. Can’t really say I understand what it’s like to be an exile, a stranger in a foreign land–not even … Continue reading

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That Grace That Is Yet To Come

Peter writes to the “elect exiles”–those driven from their homes by persecution. They were those of “the Dispersion”–the going had gotten tough and it had forced them to get going. They were on the run for their faith. They were … Continue reading

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Bless

As part of a class we teach at our church, we say that, among other things, a church member is one who aspires to be a “unifying member.” Someone who understands that we are to be “eager”, or “make every effort”, … Continue reading

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Like Living Stones

To say the believers of the dispersion were misunderstood is an understatement. Increasingly, they were being persecuted for that which they didn’t do under the guise that they believed something which they didn’t believe. They were becoming a convenient scapegoat … Continue reading

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The Foretaste of Grace

It was going to get worse before it got better. And for many, there was the very real possibility they wouldn’t live through the worse and never see it get better . . . at least not on earth. That’s … Continue reading

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