When I was in college, we were assigned a capstone project and paper. This paper was to sum up all that we learned during the program. This last chapter of Peter's letter to the elect exiles does the same thing. He sums up all that he has taught and wrote. We wrap up our time in 1st Peter this Sunday with Peter's closing thoughts on leadership, submission and right living - all with the goal of a healthy church in mind.
I have a confession to make. I hate surprises. No one likes a negative surprise, but I don't even like good ones - so no surprise parties for me! Often in our lives, times of suffering come as a surprise. In our text this week, Peter tells us that we shouldn't be surprised when times of suffering come. This expectation, then, leads us to live by faith and not by sight when times of suffering come. How? Plan to join us as we gather around the Scriptures this weekend to find out!
As we head down the homestreach of our time in 1 Peter, the Apostle begins to wrap up his thoughts. Last week, we looked at a reminder that Jesus Saves that directly sets up a great reminder for us this week that those who have hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ live differently. How differently? In what ways? Plan to join us as we gather around the Scriptures this weekend to find out!