1 Peter

Sep 2020–Feb 2021

To The Elders, To Everyone

1 Peter 5v1-14 • February 28, 2021 • Bert Alcorn

**Big Idea:** The enemy is out there, therefore we all need to be on our guard, particularly the elders who watch over the church, don’t get lazy, there is much work to do! **Key Texts:** - 1 Peter 5v1-14 - Hebrews 13v17

The End of All Things

1 Peter 4v7-19 • February 21, 2021 • Bert Alcorn

**Big Idea:** The Gospel has a dramatic effect on how we live with and interact with other believers — the gifts that we have been given allow God’s grace to be shared among other believers so that God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. **Key Texts:** - 1 Peter 4v7-19

Suffering & God's Will

1 Peter 3v17-4v6 • February 14, 2021 • Bert Alcorn

**Big Idea:** Jesus has defeated all of the spiritual powers in the world and though it may not feel like it, there is immense hope in the future because of the complete work that Jesus accomplished. **Key Texts:** - 1 Peter 3v17-4v6 - Romans 8v28

Does Your Life Demand an Explanation?

1 Peter 3v8-17 • February 7, 2021 • Bert Alcorn

**Big Idea:** The way that we live in exile has an outward/missional element in that people get to experience some of God’s blessing through his people living his way. **Key Texts:** - 1 Peter 3v8–16 - 2v11-12 - Acts 5v42 - Matthew 16v24-27

Husbands & Wives

1 Peter 3v1-7 • December 27, 2020 • Bert & Sherry Alcorn

Being a husband or wife in exile carries responsibility to live in faithfulness and diligence.

Wives & Husbands

1 Peter 3v1-7 • December 27, 2020 • Bert & Sherry Alcorn

Being a husband or wife in exile carries responsibility to live in faithfulness and diligence.

Who, How, What, Why?

1 Peter 2v9-25 • November 29, 2020 • Bert Alcorn

Peter sets the identity for all believers, for all time, by applying the finished work of Jesus to us, demonstrating the fulfillment of God’s promise and the completeness of the redeeming work of Jesus, and shaping how we live in light of that reality.

A Spiritual House

1 Peter 2v4-8 • November 22, 2020 • Terry Fouche

Healthy Community

1 Peter 1v22-2v3 • November 16, 2020 • Bert Alcorn

Our new “purity” in Christ opens the door for a new kind of love to flow out of us creating a redemption community.

My One Comfort

1 Peter 1v18-21 • November 8, 2020 • Bert Alcorn

The precious blood of Christ is the source of our hope and also the source of our motivation to live rightly. The privilege to live the resurrection life was bought with Christ’s blood.

The Elephant (Or Donkey) In The Room

1 Peter 1v17 • November 1, 2020 • Bert Alcorn

In light of Christ’s past work and our future inheritance, we are called to live well, wisely, and holy here and now.

Be Holy

1 Peter 1v13-16 • October 25, 2020 • Bert Alcorn

As the people of Jesus, there is a call on us to live holy, embodying the holiness of Christ in a world that lives contrary to holiness. 1 Peter 1v13-17; Matthew 7v21, 24, 26; Colossians 1v22; Hebrews 10v14

Promises Fulfilled

1 Peter 1v10-12 • September 27, 2020 • Bert Alcorn

You are in the fullness of the promise of God today as members of the New Covenant… Peter lays the groundwork for why our lives should and will be so much different than the rest of the world.

Joy and woe are woven fine

1 Peter 1v6-9 • September 20, 2020 • Bert Alcorn

When our hope is in the resurrection, the lens through which we view our suffering changes completely and we learn how to rejoice in the events of this present life.

Living Hope

1 Peter 1v3-5 • September 13, 2020 • Bert Alcorn

We are born again to a living hope — what we are saved into is more substantial and significant than what we are saved out of.