study of 1 Peter

1 Peter 5:6-11

May 30, 2021 • Jason McNutt

God offers rest and peace in the face of life’s difficulties. There are five things we do to experience this.

1 Peter 4.12-19

May 23, 2021 • Jason McNutt

God allows us to participate in suffering to refine us. God uses it to show us what may be occupying a place in our lives that rightfully belongs to Jesus.

Following Jesus

May 16, 2021 • Jason McNutt

Jesus died and rose again so that everyone who repents and turns to Him can have new life. That is the Gospel. We must be willing to let it turn us away from our previous lifestyle of satisfying sinful desires.

Prepared for Exile

May 9, 2021 • Jason McNutt

At the time Peter wrote this letter, the recipients were experiencing subtle persecution for the Gospel. In time that persecution became dramatically more overt. We are told that suffering for our faith is to be expected.

Virtues of the Exiled Life

May 2, 2021 • Jason McNutt

Living as Jesus’ disciples enables the church to demonstrate authentic community. In doing so, we demonstrate the virtues of Christian culture to those outside the church.

Exiled Marriage

April 25, 2021 • Jason McNutt

Peter continues on the theme of submission to human institutions by moving to marriage. Wives are to follow the example of Christ is joyful submission to their husband and husbands are to follow the example of Christ by using their strength and authority to serve their wives.

Suffering for the Sake of Jesus

April 18, 2021 • Jason McNutt

No one likes suffering. We do everything possible to avoid it. However, it is something we are told will happen if we are living distinctively for Jesus.

Free to Submit

April 11, 2021 • Jason McNutt

Human nature is to rebel against authority. However, as Jesus’ disciples, we are called to live distinctively. We must joyfully submit to human authority because it is God’s authority made visible.

Exiled to Community

March 21, 2021 • Jason McNutt

We are called to be a counter-cultural community that is based on service. Peter describes this as a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and a a people for God's own possession.

Exiled for Love

March 14, 2021 • Jason McNutt

Through all circumstances we are called to love.

Exiled to Holiness

March 7, 2021 • Jason McNutt

We are called to be holy because God is holy. We have been exiled from unholiness to holiness.

Gazing into the Gospel

February 28, 2021 • Jason McNutt

Peter lived during an extraordinarily time. He saw the prophetic Old Testament promises of Messiah fulfilled. Firsthand, person to person, he experienced Jesus’ grace. His teaching on dependence on grace in suffering shapes our outlook on life’s struggles.

Living Hope

February 21, 2021 • Jason McNutt

These verses, in the original Greek, comprise one long sentence with Peter giving praise for our salvation. In them Peter teaches salvation as a living hope of comfort providing perspective on life struggles in the here and now.

Welcome to the Exile

February 7, 2021 • Jason McNutt

Just as in Peter’s day, there is a stark contrast between the Christian’s and the world’s values. We look like strangers or exiles.