Showing posts with label I Peter 1. Show all posts
Showing posts with label I Peter 1. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday - Gifts that Lead to Faithfulness - I Peter 1:3-9 - 2/22/17

The term "begotten again" or "born again" refers to spiritual birth - the Holy Spirit's act of bringing believers into God's family. Jesus used this term when he explained salvation to Nicodemus (John 3).

Our hope is not only for the future: eternal life begins when we believe in God & join his family. No matter what pain or trial we face in this life, we know it is not our final experience. One day we will live with Christ forever.

Christians now look forward to a family inheritance in the eternal city of God.

God will help us remain true to our faith, whatever difficult times we must face.

Peter mentions suffering several times in this letter 1:6,7,; 3:13-17; 4:12-19; 5:9. When he speaks of trials, he is not talking about natural disasters or God's punishments, but the response of an unbelieving world to people of faith. All believers face such trials such trials when they let their light shine into the darkness. Trials teach us patience & help us grow to be the kind of people God wants us to be.

As gold is heated, impurities float to the top & can be skimmed off. Likewise our trials, struggles, & persecutions strength our faith & make us useful to God.

Reference summary used from the Life Application Bible KJV, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illionis

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Live Honorable Lives ... 6/15/2014 Sunday School Lesson Curriculum

Haggai 2 . I Peter 1 . Isaiah 35 . Deuteronomy 28 . II Corinthians 6 . Sunday School Lesson Curriculum . Happy Father's Day . Romans 12 . I Samuel 15 . Leviticus 6 . Matthew 15 . Isaiah 29 . Psalm/Tehillim 51 . James 5 . II Chronicles 7:14

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Haggai 2:10-19 (Devotional Reading: I Peter 1:13-21; Background Scripture: Haggai 2:10-19) for 6/15/2014, which is also Father's Day.

First, let me share that 6/8/2014 - last Sunday, I had to teach Sunday School at Church, for my teacher was late coming & I passed out - fainted (hit the floor backward) while teaching Sunday School - I am so amazed how it happened ... possibly the spirit could have knocked me down & I did not get hurt .............. but I did go on a 7 day fast & I have an overactive thyroid & I do not think the way I fasted was good - but Elohim/Adonai kept me. Thank God for those at Church that did come to my aid.

Acts 2:29, 30 ... King David, was a prophet .... Acts 2:15 'fasting' ........... Ezra 8:21-23 'fasting & praying'

Haggai 2:10-19 .... Haggai's Message Of Promise, Set In Context Of God's Unmerited Favour .... 2nd year of Darius, 9th month, 24th day: December 18, 520 B.C.

Monday - June 9, 2014 - A Highway Called the Holy Way - Isaiah 35

Tuesday - June 10, 2014 - Established as God's Holy People - Deuteronomy 28:1-9

Wednesday - June 11, 2014 - You Shall Be Holy - I Peter 1:13-21

Thursday - June 12, 2014 - You Have Been Born Anew - I Peter 1:22-23

Friday - June 13, 2014 - You Are God's People - I Peter 2:4-10

Saturday - June 14, 2014 - You Are the Temple of God - II Corinthians 6:14-7:1

Sunday - June 15, 2014 - The Hope for God's Blessing - Haggai 2:10-19

Reference on Haggai used/taken from: Zondervan Bible Commentary