1 Peter

Sep 2020–Feb 2021

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.

To The Diaspora

1 Peter 1v1-2 • September 6, 2020 • Bert Alcorn

The Christian world has scattered throughout the Roman Empire, citizenship and culture are huge questions and Peter writes a letter to answer questions about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in a foreign land. So much of our identity is highlighted in Peter’s language to open this letter. With his words, we can easily step into the role of the recipients of this letter. Who is God, what has he done, who am I, and how then should I live will be a framework for understanding Peter’s writing.