Last week I talked about the great mercy that has been given to us. In the weeks ahead, we’re going to talk about how we’ve been given a new life, filled with amazing hope, and we’ll learn how this hope affects how we live. Before we move ahead, I wanted to define some words, so [...]
Over the past few weeks, we talked a lot about the grace of God in bringing His salvation to the entire world, but Peter writes that he hopes his readers would have an abundance of peace as well. Sometimes we skim over these introductory remarks, hoping to quickly dig into something a little more spiritual. But if every word of Scripture that these apostles penned is inspired, then I thought maybe I’d take a little time to look at this “peace.”
So we’ve started a study on Peter’s first letter to the churches in Asia Minor, and we’re going to be learning how to have grace and peace in abundance. “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia…” (1 Peter 1:1). We learned [...]
My desire is to begin blogging all the way through the book of 1 Peter. This is a precious book to me because Peter wrote it as a letter to all of the strangers who had been “scattered” throughout the world, yet were now “chosen” in Jesus Christ. I am part of this number!
Furthermore, Peter writes this book to tell them how to have grace and peace in abundance. Is there anything more needed…
“Your word, YHWH, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures. Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you” (Psalm 119:89-91). At the breakfast table, my husband has been reading one section each morning from Psalm 119. Yesterday morning, [...]