Sermons by Rod Bunton
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.