Sermons by Bob Lawrence
Peter concludes his letter with a strong word. God cares for you and he will lift you up in due time.
What do you write to an elder who must lead a church through a fiery trial? Peter gives us the answer that Jesus gave to him: be a shepherd.
This week, we visit ancient Pergamum, a secular city with a church that was one of the first to hear Peter’s letter read. What did these first Christians hear? (1 Peter 4:1-19)
According to the Roman historian Tacitus, Christians were despised by the public and by the Emperor. In this session, we hear how Peter prepares people for the fiery trial they are about to undergo. How does this prepare Christians for facing mistreatment in our own day? (1 Peter 4)
Imagine a friend asks if you would be willing to explain the reason for your firm Christian convictions. How would you word your answer? Peter gives us his answer in this week’s reading (1 Peter 3:8-22).
In this section, Peter teaches how Christians are to conduct themselves as citizens, as employees, and as spouses. The key is in the power of a Christ-like virtue called ‘hupotasso’.
Born again, living stones and a royal priesthood. This week we explore three metaphors used by Peter to describe what it means to be restored by God.
Peter quotes a scripture in which he recalls how God taught him not to call any person common or unclean (1 Peter 1:10-21).
First Peter 1:1-9 reminds us of the true value of a faith tested by fire and introduces us to the real goal of our faith.
An introduction to 1 Peter.