Baptism Proclaims Resurrection

For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but made alive by the Spirit, by whom He also went and preached to the spirits in prison, who in times past were disobedient, when God waited …

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Peter Exhorts Elders

I exhort the elders who are among you, as one who is also an elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ as well as a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:1 Peter 5:1 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Peter writes an encouragement to the elders... …

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Suffering as a Privilege

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though some strange thing happened to you. But rejoice insofar as you share in Christ’s sufferings, so that you may rejoice and be glad also in the revelation of His glory.1 Peter 4:12–13 — Modern English …

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It’s Near

The end of all things is near. Therefore be solemn and sober so you can pray.1 Peter 4:7 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Even when Peter was writing this, his expectation was for Jesus was imminent. we live some almost two-thousand years later. By any stretch of the imagination …

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Change your Thinking

Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh serving human desires, but the will of God.1 Peter 4:1–2 — …

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Live Honorably Even When Your Beliefs are Called Evil

Live your lives honorably among the Gentiles, so that though they speak against you as evildoers, they shall see your good works and thereby glorify God in the day of visitation.1 Peter 2:12 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Though this was written to Jewish believers, it stands with very …

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The Patient Suffering

Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,1 Peter 4:1 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Therefore. Peter is using all he has written before. That is, what Jesus …

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Live Like Jesus

Who is he who will harm you if you follow that which is good?1 Peter 3:13 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) 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 …

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Love Life and See Good Days

For “He who would love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to …

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Willingly Suffering for Another is Holiness

Finally, be all of one mind, be loving toward one another, be gracious, and be kind. Do not repay evil for evil, or curse for curse, but on the contrary, bless, knowing that to this you are called, so that you may receive a blessing.1 Peter 3:8–9 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, …

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