Aliens & Pilgrims: A Study of 1 Peter

Righteous Suffering

“Righteous Suffering” 1 Peter 3:17-4:6 Truth (17) Righteous Suffering is for our Good and God’s Glory. Why? (18-22) Through Christ’s Example we see God’s Design for Suffering (18) Every Instance of Suffering is an Opportunity to Experience God’s Grace. Through Christ’s Death and Resurrection we are given New Life (18-21) Suffering has a way of…

Alien Blessing

Alien Blessing 1 Peter 3:8-16 Alien Blessing (9-12) God’s Grace is our Greatest Blessing because it is undeserved and costly. Conduits of Blessing (8-12) We become conduits of blessing through living transformed lives in loving relationships. Challenges to Blessing (13-16) We are called to be a blessing regardless of circumstances.

Alien Marriage

Alien Marriage 1 Peter 3:1-7 Alien Wives (1-6) What? Unexplainable Behavior points to an Unseen God. How? Alien Wives submit to Husbands by trusting Christ for their Needs. Alien Husbands (7) Alien Husbands continue to pursue their wives as a Gift from God. Why?  Nature of Women  Nature of Grace Nature of Prayer When husbands…

Alien Aim: The Workplace 

Alien Aim: The Workplace  1 Peter 2:18-25 Christian Vocation (18-23) Every believer has a uniquely designed calling. In our calling we submit to authorities, even difficult ones. The need in our calling is a Holy Endurance Holy Endurance is sustained by Entrusting Ourselves to God. Why Entrust Ourselves to God? (22-25) God Gives Real Justice…

Alien Aim

Alien Aim 1 Peter 2:11-17 Alien Aim (11-12) Aliens live to see people prepared for Christ’s return Remember who you are Live submitted lives Understand where you live Context 1: Relationship to the Government (13-17) Submission to government reveals a trust in the sovereignty of God that is unexplainable

Alien Trust

Alien Trust 1 Peter 2:4-10 Jesus Christ as the Cornerstone (4-8) Exclusivity is Validated in Victory People Reject Christ because His Claims Contradict what they Trust. Because Christ is the Cornerstone, we Trust Him Alone. Results of Trusting Christ as Cornerstone (4-5, 9-10) Dependence (4-5) Part of God’s Grace to us is One Another Obedience…

Due to the snow this morning, Lifegroups are cancelled but we will still have the 10:45am service for Sunday, 1/14.