Love and Respect (1 Peter 3:1-7) Part 1

Sunday 10/05/2020

We all want good relationships. And that’s especially so with marriage.

We know good relationships when we see them. And we experience many relationships that are not good. And if we’re honest, we have to admit that we’re to blame at least some of the time.

Here in 1 Peter, God has been showing us that He changes all of our relationships when He makes us citizens of His worldwide, eternal kingdom (2:9-10). We’ve seen how that changes our life in society and at work. Now it’s about marriage. So, how should a Christian’s marriage be different?

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Serve by Suffering (1 Peter 2:17-25)

Sunday 03/05/2020

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Summary

The work lives and study lives of most of us look very different to what they did a 4 to 6 weeks ago. You might be working or studying from home. Or you work might be suspended or over completely.

But whatever work situation we’re in, there are basic questions we all have. How should I live as a Christian at work? Do I have to tell people at work or school that I’m a Christian? Should being a Christian change how I work?

(And if you’re not working now, this still applies to you, because you still do business with people: retailers and tradesmen, etc).

We’ve been seeing here in 1 Peter that Christians are citizens of God’s worldwide, eternal kingdom (v9-10). But that around us, people are ignorant about God and foolish in the way they live (v15). So, how should we live as Christians at work?

We saw last time that we’re to live as free people (v16). But our freedom is freedom from sin, not freedom from responsibility (v11-14). So, we should live Godly lives and do good (v12). And what that looks like is submission: putting ourselves under the authority of those God has appointed over us (v13-14).

So, what does that look like at work? Peter gives us three keys:

  • Live Before God (v17-20)
  • Live Like Jesus (v21-24)
  • Live In Jesus (v24-25)

That’s how we can live as free citizens of God’s kingdom while we work, study, and do business with others.

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Freed to Serve (1 Peter 2:11-17)

Sunday 26/04/2020

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We saw last time, that when you are a Christian, you are a citizen of God’s worldwide, eternal kingdom (v9-10).

But the fact is that we still live surrounded by people who don’t share the same values as “holy” people. And many of our rulers are not believers. So, how should I live in society?

What I’d love is a simple list: 10 things you can do and can’t do while you live in the kingdom of this world. But what God gives us isn’t a list. it’s a principle to apply in every situation. That demands much more thought and wisdom.

So, what is this principle?

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What God is Building (1 Peter 2:4-10)

Sunday 19/04/2020

At the moment, we’ve got an unusual opportunity. There’s time. I wonder how you’re using it.

Even those of us who still have full days of work or study have quieter downtime at night and on the weekend.

There’s time to reflect, to think about how our lives measure up. Maybe you’ve already decided to change some things about your life. Well, what makes our lives worthwhile? How can we be sure that, at the end, they’ll measure up?

God tells us here that the story of our lives is not what you or I make of our lives. Our lives will matter because of what God is making. The One who made the universe made it for a reason. And He measures our lives against His standard, not ours.

So, whether my life or your life has real meaning isn’t measured by our money, our families, our happiness, or our success. God tells us here, in 1 Peter 2, that whether your life has meaning is measured by where Jesus is in it.

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Christ Has Surely Been Raised from the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:20-28)

Sunday 12/04/2020

This Easter Sunday, I have a story to tell you. It starts with one man. A man like any man. A man who changed the world. One perfect man whose life and death changed everything for everyone who ever lived, no matter who you are.

That person is Adam.

Oh, you were expecting me to say Jesus, were you?

Well, we’ll get to Him. But for Easter to make sense, we need to understand Adam.

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