Live Like Jesus

1 Peter 3:13 (MEV): Who is he who will harm you if you follow that which is good? This is a rhetorical question. One that Peter asks knowing the obvious answer. For us believers, as the previous citation of Psalms 34 teaches--the eyes of the Lord on the righteous, and He's set His face against …

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Live as Servants of God

1 Peter 2:11 (MEV): Dearly beloved, I implore you as aliens and refugees, abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul. Now comes the practical application again. This echoes Peter's introduction to this epistle where he calls his audience pilgrims or refugees. We are taking temporary shelter in this world, its economies, and …

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First Fruits of the First Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:20–24 (MEV): But now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came by man, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every …

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