Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

1 Peter

When Trials Come

1 PETER 1:3-9 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded…

The One Necessity in Building Healthy Relationships

2 PETER 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. PHILIPPIANS 3:10 That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” Relationships. That is why God created us;…

Three Key and Guiding Principles for the Christian Life

In his excellent book of sanctification, Devoted to God, Sinclair Ferguson offers us the three key and guiding principles to live the Christian life as God intends for His children. I don’t think it is an overstatement to say, “If these renew our minds, grip our hearts, and move our wills, we will truly discover the power and simplicity of the Christian life and our walks with the Lord Jesus.”

Guided All the Way Home

Today’s scripture has theological substance as well as heart-warming, devotional substance. All theology should have heart-warming, devotional substance. If doctrine isn’t enflaming our hearts but only informing our minds, we are missing its purpose.

As Went Jesus So Go We

1 PETER 2:21-25 – For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to…