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Humble Together

Humble Together

In 1 Peter 5:1-14 Peter focuses on the important relationship between elders and the church and on the essential ingredient of humility in order to pursue all that he has addressed in this letter.

Suffering Together

Suffering Together

In 1 Peter 3:8-4:19, we discover the counterintuitive call not to seek revenge but to bless those who snub and marginalize us, just as Jesus did.

The Church That Affirms Authority

The Church That Affirms Authority

in 1 Peter 2:13-3:7, Peter shows how Christians should relate to authority. He challenges revolutionary and capitulatory extremes by urging Christians to allow their response to be guided by faith, not dictated by circumstances.

Hope That Lives Into Holiness

Hope That Lives Into Holiness

1 Peter 1:1-2:3 inspires us with the truth that what we believe about the future return of Christ ought to have a profound effect on us in the present.

1 & 2 Peter Overview

1 & 2 Peter Overview

In the letters of Peter, we find no mere spiritual suggestions but divine truths, warnings, and commands meant to give hope. He writes not to a loose collection of spiritually minded individuals but to "a royal priesthood, a holy nation" (1 Peter 2:9), a living temple...

Deaths of Jacob and Joseph

Deaths of Jacob and Joseph

Hebrews 11:21 says, “By faith Jacob when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.” How do you think Jacob’s blessings constituted an act of faith? We know from Chapter 50 verse 20 what Joseph believes about how...

Joseph Over Egypt

Joseph Over Egypt

Last week we saw Joseph, the favored son, sold into slavery by his brothers. We watched as he patiently endured trials, fled from temptations, and ultimately rose to great power as a result of God's faithfulness. This week Joseph's brothers come back on the scene....

Joseph in Egypt

Joseph in Egypt

This week we will tum our attention to Joseph, Jacob/Israel's favorite son. We'll watch once again as sibling rivalry tears apart God's chosen family, and we'll trace God's hand in the life of a faithful servant, a life marked by patient endurance of suffering and...

Exile & Reconciliation

Exile & Reconciliation

When we left Jacob last week, he was fleeing his brother, whom he had cheated twice through deceit and trickery. On his flight, Jacob received a vision from God, to which he responded with conditional faithfulness. Is there any hope for this guy? This week we will...

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

Abraham and Sarah have gone to their rest, and the scene shifts to Isaac and his offspring. Isaac and Rebekah raise a family like many families­one full of friction and favoritism. This week we will be introduced to one of the most famous sibling rivalries of all...