Sermons on 1 Peter (Page 3)

Sermons on 1 Peter (Page 3)

No Ordinary Stone

1 Peter 2:4-8 Peter builds on the metaphor established earlier by Jesus, who called the revelation that He is the living God the stone upon which His church would be built. Pastor Rod Bunton relates this Easter message to Peter’s assertion that this living cornerstone separates the believer from the non-believer.

Longing for Pure Spiritual Milk

1 Peter 2:1-3 In Chapter 2, Peter builds on the points made at the end of the previous chapter to deliver an important exhortation. Pastor Rod Bunton explains that first we must shed our “minor” sins so that we can have an insatiable desire for pure spiritual milk.

A Transformed Heart

1 Peter 1:22-25 Peter addresses the condition our hearts before and after we are saved. Pastor Rod Bunton draws from many supporting scriptures to expound on how we show obedience to God by loving one another.

Fear God

1 Peter 1:17-21 What does it mean to fear God? Although there are many things to fear in our daily lives, fearing God is different. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches from Peter’s exhortation on the importance of fearing God and why he deserves it.

Set Your Hope on the Grace of a Holy God

1 Peter 1:13-16 After having spent time outlining who we are in Christ and what that means, Peter moves into how we should live since we are in that place. Pastor Rod Bunton looks at two principles in this passage: God is holy and we should fix our hope on his gift of grace.

Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise

1 Peter 1:10-12 Peter wants to ensure that believers have the proper perspective regarding where they fit in God’s family and what they have in their salvation. Pastor Rod Bunton breaks down the role of prophets, led by the Holy Spirit, in proclaiming God’s truth even when they didn’t understand it fully.

Praising God in Our Present Circumstances

1 Peter 1:6-9 Armed with the proper perspective about our future hope, Peter turns to the subject of living through the trials in our present life. Pastor Rod Bunton shows how we can have joy and praise God even while we walk through difficult circumstances.

Go to the Future

1 Peter 1:3-5 Peter starts this message with a doxology and a look at the big picture of the Christian life. Pastor Rod Bunton shows us Peter’s approach: if you want to think rightly about your current affairs, to deal with the here and now, go to the future and understand God’s great mercy which gives us hope.

Chosen Aliens

1 Peter 1:1b-2 As Peter opens his letter with a greeting, he imparts important theology about who Christians are and why we are chosen by God. Pastor Rod Bunton dives deeply into the seemingly simple greeting that has a powerful meaning.

Why Listen to Peter?

1 Peter 1:1a Jesus chose an unlikely apostle to build his church. Pastor Rod Bunton begins a new series in Peter’s first epistle and pauses to reflect on the character and history of Simon Peter that made him the perfect choice for this mission.

Humble Confidence in God

1 Peter 5:5b-11 Peter strengthens his brothers and sisters in Christ when he exhorts them to be humble toward each other under the mighty hand of God. Pastor Doug Link teaches that this humility is a Christian’s responsibility made possible through faith in the one who has dominion over all things forever and ever.

Called Out of Darkness

1 Peter 2:9-10 – Understanding how we are saved helps us have the right perspective about Christianity. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the effectual call that draws us to salvation, an important doctrine and one of the Twelve Marks of a Healthy Church.