Archive for November, 2011

Kindness for All

November 30, 2011 Leave a comment

In verses 8-11, Peter writes that we should care for everyone, even if they’re not kind to us.

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Love Your Wife

November 29, 2011 Leave a comment

In verse 7, Peter tells husbands to love their wives with great honor.

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In the Same Way?

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Verses 1-6 always leave me feeling uncomfortable. I’m not interested in having my wife call me her lord.

But Peter has just finished describing Jesus’ dying hours, and he is encouraging the wives of nonbelievers to live patient, submissive lives to win over their husbands.

I would have a hard time accepting this teaching, but strategically it makes sense. Living in a way that honors your spouse would make them more interested in your spiritual beliefs.

Categories: 1 peter, husband, wife

Outline of 1 Peter 3

November 27, 2011 1 comment
  1. Husbands, honor your wives
  2. If you suffer, then suffer for doing good
  3. Jesus died for sins
  4. Hard teaching from Peter about Jesus
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Trust God

November 26, 2011 Leave a comment

In verses 23-25, Peter reminds us that Jesus did not retaliate when he was tortured and crucified. Instead, he entrusted himself to God.

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No Retaliation

November 25, 2011 Leave a comment

In verses 18-22, we are encouraged to accept unjust treatment without retaliation.

I have a very hard time living in this way.

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Live Well

November 24, 2011 Leave a comment

In verses 11-17, we read that God will be thankful for our obedient, godly lives.

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November 23, 2011 Leave a comment

In verses 9-10, Peter reminds us of his readers’ special place as people chosen by God.

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November 22, 2011 Leave a comment

In verses 4-8, Peter writes that Jesus was rejected by people but became the chief capstone.

This is one of the most commonly-quoted messianic prophesies.

Categories: 1 peter, jesus

Spiritual Infancy

November 21, 2011 Leave a comment

In verses 1-3, we’re told to live like infants, dependent upon the Lord’s kindness.

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