Category Archives: 1 Peter

May 17 – What Does the Bible Say About Anxiety?

Read Philippians 4:6-7 & 1 Peter 5:7 Just the other day, a friend asked me what causes me to have anxiety. After years of struggling with anxiety, it was a question I have answered a million times, but never actually … Continue reading

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April 23 – Be Ready – Be Ready to Share the Hope of Jesus

Read 1 Peter 3:13-18 “…and if you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.” Do you remember the little boy in the movie “The Polar Express” – the one who tries to impress the other … Continue reading

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April 17 – Church and State – Fight for Unity

Read 1 Peter 3:8-18 My oldest grandchildren are 9 and 11. A few days ago, a picture popped up on my Facebook page of memories from 6 years ago. It is still one of my favorites with the two of … Continue reading

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April 13 – Church and State – Submit to Authority

Read 1 Peter 2:13-17 Having been through a very unique previous 12 months where all of us looked to leadership positions like the President and health officials for direction, your perception of these elected officials and various government agencies might … Continue reading

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February 3 – Faithfulness – He Heals Us : One Person’s Story

Read Psalm 34:17-19, Isaiah 41:10 and 1 Peter 5:10 In February of 2016 I was diagnosed with MDS, sometimes referred to as pre-leukemia. Let’s just call it cancer. In 2003 my sister, my only sibling, died of cancer and, after … Continue reading

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December 1 – The Songs We Sing – “Build My Life”

Read 1 Peter 2:4-10 and Ephesians 3:16-21 When I sing this song, my mind dives into the depths of my memories of God’s words. I see a house being built of living stones. I see Jesus, The Capstone, reigning over … Continue reading

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November 29 – The Songs We Sing – “You Keep Hope Alive”

Read 1 Peter 1:3-9 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a LIVING HOPE through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” 1 … Continue reading

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October 16 – BLESS – SHARE the Story

Read 1 Peter 3:8-16 When we first started coming to Grace Church, I kept hearing about this ministry that helped equip you to better share your faith in Jesus Christ and what this relationship has meant in your life. I … Continue reading

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July 18 – United: Country – 1 Peter 2

Read 1 Peter 2:13-17 I am about 4 years too late, but I have hopped on the “Hamilton” band wagon. Being a product of musical theater, you would think I would be all over this amazingly written and created show. … Continue reading

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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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