Category Archives: 1 Peter

May 10 – When I Get Out – Trust is Contagious

Read Matthew 7:24-27, Psalm 40:1-3 and 1 Peter 2:4-6 I was trying to sleep but my mind was replaying the events of the day. It was September 11, 2001, and I couldn’t get past this eerie feeling that life was … Continue reading

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January 30 – God’s Will – God’s will and my trials

Read 1 Peter 1:1-12 Trials.  If there was one aspect of the will of God for us that we would eliminate, it would be this one.  Trials seem to interrupt our nicely packaged and well planned lives.  They create tension and … Continue reading

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January 15 – God’s Will – God’s will…submission

Read 1 Peter 2:1-3:7 While there are individually unique aspects of God’s will that may differ from person to person, there are certain facets of His plan that apply to all people and/or to all Christ followers.  Already we have seen … Continue reading

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January 7 – The Crucible of Crisis – All that we don’t know about suffering

Read: John 16:33; James 1:2,12; I Peter 1:6-9; I Peter 4:12; Hebrews 12:5-13 When questioned about the existence of God, Albert Einstein sometimes answered: Man knows perhaps 2% of all there is to know. That leaves 98% we do not know. Isn’t there room in … Continue reading

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October 6 – Our Values – There is always a next step

Read I Peter 2:1-12 It is amazing to think that infants survive on a liquid substance! This substance has all they need for growth. This is, as we all know, just for a season. Peter challenged his readers then and … Continue reading

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September 3 – Names of Jesus – Chief Cornerstone

Read 1 Peter 2: 4-8 “Jesus is the rock of my salvation, his banner over me is love” is a song we used to sing at a Christian church camp. Once you sing an uplifting song like that, you never … Continue reading

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January 11 – Satan on the Prowl

Read 1 Peter 5:1-14 Although I have been to Africa, I did not have the opportunity of going on an adventurous African safari.  I did not go out into the nothingness between villages where lions, elephants, giraffes, and rhinos live.  Just … Continue reading

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December 12 – Behind the Christmas Card – Difficult family members

Read 1 John 4: 7-21 and 1 Peter 4:11 To the mother of a loved child who is struggling… To the father who wishes he himself could correct his child’s ways… To the one who has a sibling that is … Continue reading

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September 27: Open Letters – Dear Rejection

Read 1 Peter 2:4-8 Dear Rejection, You managed to steal some time in my life, that I will never get back.  You ruled my heart in middle school when I didn’t get invited to ‘that party’.  You tore at my … Continue reading

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September 26: Open Letters – Dear Solitude (Part 2)

Read 1 Peter 5:8 Dear Solitude, In yesterday’s letter, I wrote about the good side of your coin – the heads side – spending time alone with Jesus. Today I’m writing you about the dark side of your coin – … Continue reading

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