Sermons on 1 Peter (Page 2)

Sermons on 1 Peter (Page 2)

Victorious Suffering

1 Peter 3:18 Christ’s enemies thought that they had quenched the threat when they crucified Him on the cross. Pastor Rod Bunton reminds us, however, that it became the greatest victory that ever took place.

Suffer for Doing Good Rather than for Doing Evil

1 Peter 3:13-17 Peter addresses a problem we face in today’s culture: the pressure to just “get along” with the world’s philosophies and morals. Pastor Rod Bunton dives into this passage and reminds us that we can’t conform to the world’s cultural pressures because we belong to God, even if it means that we must suffer the consequences.

An Eye for an Eye?

1 Peter 3:8-12 Peter references a passage from Psalm 34 to provide instruction for righteous behavior. Pastor Rod Bunton concludes his teaching from this passage by searching out the scriptures for the phrase “eye for an eye” and similar topics that demonstrate qualities that we should pursue.

A Recipe for a Happy Life

1 Peter 3:8-12 In the earlier part of this letter, Peter sets up this passage by showing how our behavior precedes and affects our evangelism. Pastor Rod Bunton looks at Peter’s corporate instruction (”all of you”) about how we should treat our brothers and sisters in Christ and how we should treat unbelievers.

Addressing Husbands

1 Peter 3:7 Peter follows up the passage about wives with a single, yet packed, verse addressing husbands. Pastor Rod Bunton hits the many points in this verse hard as he explains how husbands should treat their wives.

Addressing Wives

1 Peter 3:1-6 In Chapter 3, Peter addresses the appropriate behavior of wives and husbands regarding their relationships to each other. Pastor Rod Bunton, providentially preaching on Father’s Day, tackles a subject that is very controversial in today’s culture.

Christ Also Suffered

1 Peter 2:22-25 The main theme of Peter’s first epistle is the suffering of Christians during their time on Earth, just as Christ predicted. Pastor Rod Bunton closes out Chapter 2 by reminding us that Christ suffered willingly so that we may be freed from the slavery of sin.

Called to Endure

1 Peter 2:18-21 Just like today, people in Peter’s audience did not want to be treated unfairly, especially by those in a position of power over them, and so he addressed the proper Christian response to that circumstance. Pastor Rod Bunton explores that desire to be “autonomous” that tempts us to rebel against those in authority.

A Hard List

1 Peter 2:15-17 Peter encourages his readers to live in a way that puts Christ on display by instructing them to do some inconvenient things. Pastor Rod Bunton continues his series by examining each of these four things that show that we fear God more than we fear people.

Submission to Governing Authorities

1 Peter 2:13-14 Having described the general behavior that Christians should exhibit, Peter starts describing more specific areas to demonstrate our obedience to God. Pastor Rod Bunton tackles the first area — submission to those that God has put in authority over us, even if they are godless.

The Battle is Within You

1 Peter 2:11-12 Peter reminds his readers that, as Christians, we are not like the unbelievers around us; in fact, he calls us “aliens and strangers” in this world. Pastor Rod Bunton reminds us that this means we have an obligation and the power to behave differently.

Who We Are and What We Are to be Doing

1 Peter 2:9-10 Peter explains an important concept about who Christians are in the view of God and what that means. Pastor Rod Bunton provides perspective that shows how Peter’s Old Testament terms apply to us in our New Testament covenant.