December, 2020


GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE

GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have …Continue reading →

LIVING STONES

LIVING STONES As you come to Him, the living Stone – rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to Him, you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:4-5). Peter’s short letter is a treasure chest of spiritual …Continue reading →

WHAT’S ON THE MENU?

WHAT’S ON THE MENU? Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy and slander of every kind. Like new-born babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good (1 Peter 2: 1-3). When you see a ‘therefore’, you must ask …Continue reading →

THE LIVING AND ENDURING WORD OF GOD

THE LIVING AND ENDURING WORD OF GOD For, ‘All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.’ And this is the word that was preached to you (1 Peter 1: 24-25). This world and everything in it is …Continue reading →

BORN AGAIN

BORN AGAIN Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each another, love one another deeply from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God (1 Peter 1: 22-23). Being first-born or second-born in Hebrew culture …Continue reading →

REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD

REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver and gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but revealed …Continue reading →

BE HOLY

BE HOLY But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written, ‘Be holy because I am holy.’ Since you call on a Father who judges each work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear (1 Peter 1: 15-17). ‘Holiness, reverence and fear’ are not very …Continue reading →

ALERT AND SOBER MINDS

ALERT AND SOBER MINDS Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at His coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance (1 Peter 1:13-14). Straightforward and serious, not exaggerated, emotional or silly” …Continue reading →

HIGHLY PRIVILEGED PEOPLE

HIGHLY PRIVILEGED PEOPLE Concerning this salvation, the prophets who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when He predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. It was revealed …Continue reading →

TAKE THE LONG LOOK

TAKE THE LONG LOOK In all this you greatly rejoice, though now, for a little while you may have to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of you faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may result in praise, glory and honour when …Continue reading →