1 Peter 4:12-19 12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; 13but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may […]
Victorious Over Suffering
Are You Ready for What’s Next?
1 Peter 3:13-4:11 13Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good? 14But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. AND DO NOT FEAR THEIRINTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED, 15but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a […]
Life Change Lived Out
1 Peter 3:1-12 1In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, 2as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior. 3Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding […]
Answer the Call
1 Peter 2:11-25 11Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul. 12Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in […]
Ruth 1:6-22 6Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the land of Moab, for she had heard in the land of Moab that the LORD had visited His people in giving them food. 7So she departed from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went […]
Who Are You?
1 Peter 2:4-10 4And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, 5you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus […]
Game time: The Christian Life Gets Real in Relationships
1 Peter 1:22-2:3 22Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, 23for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. 24For, “ALL FLESH […]
1 Peter 1:13-21 13Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, 15but like the Holy One who called […]
Encouraging Thoughts on Prayer
Here are the eight things for which I (Mike) pray for my children and grandchildren:
1. That they would love God more than I do.
2. That they would have a burden for the lost.
3. That they would have a hunger for God‘s word.
4. That God would protect them from their peers.
5. That God would prepare a spouse for them to take them to their highest spiritual potential.
6. That God would keep them pure until they find that spouse.
7. That if God is pleased to use them in full-time Christian service, that he would. But if not, that they would be impact Christians.
8. That God would save my unborn descendants.
God’s Plan for Your Pain
1 Peter 1:6-12 6In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor […]