1 Peter (Series)

1 Peter (Series)

The True Grace of God

1 Peter 5:12-14 Peter closes his first epistle with greetings and an exhortation regarding the truthfulness of his message. Pastor Rod Bunton concludes this series with a review of the truths of the grace of God contained in 1 Peter and in other scriptures.

To Him Be the Dominion

1 Peter 5:8-11 The Lord our God has dominion over all things in this world and the universe; Satan does not. Pastor Rod Bunton uses this passage from the end of Peter’s first epistle to describe what Satan is, what he is not, and how we should use this knowledge.

Grace to the Humble

1 Peter 5:5-7 Peter exhorts his readers to humble themselves to church leadership and to God because it has some important consequences. Pastor Rod Bunton covers the three imperatives given in this passage regarding submission and humility.

Shepherd the Flock of God

1 Peter 5:1-4 In this final chapter of his first epistle, Peter addresses the leadership of the church. Pastor Rod Bunton surveys the Bible on the topic of leadership to help us understand what God’s word says about the proper approach.

Share the Sufferings of Christ

1 Peter 4:12-19 Although the theme of this epistle has been about Christian suffering, Peter focuses directly on that topic in this summary. Pastor Rod Bunton tells us that we should expect it, rejoice in it, and be sure that we are suffering as true Christians.

Living in Light of the End, Part 2

1 Peter 4:9-11 Peter continues to explain the ways in which we should live, keeping in mind the knowledge of the end times. Pastor Rod Bunton concludes this passage about living the new life, examining more ways to love one another and how to be good stewards of God’s spiritual gifts.

Living in Light of the End, Part 1

1 Peter 4:7-8 Peter follows his reminder that the end is coming with a transition to how we should live with that knowledge. Pastor Rod Bunton begins to look at those things, starting with our vertical and horizontal relationships.

How the World is Going to End

1 Peter 4:7a Before transitioning to the next point in his letter, Peter reminds his audience that the world, as we know it, will end one day. Pastor Rod Bunton describes that end according to the truth of the eschatology contained in the books of Daniel and Revelation.

Faithful in the Flesh

1 Peter 4:1-6 Peter follows his teaching about the suffering of Christ with teaching about believers who will also suffer before eternal glorification in Heaven. Pastor Rod Bunton highlights five practical ways to remain faithful to Christ while living in the flesh with our sinful desires.

More Than Conquerors

1 Peter 3:18-22 Peter ends Chapter 3 with a passage that has proven to be a challenge to interpret by many Christian scholars and pastors. Pastor Rod Bunton takes on this challenge and focuses on the overarching theme: the war is over and we are victorious through Christ because Christ was victorious over death.