Reading Other People’s Mail: 2 Peter – Day 1

Introduction to 2nd Peter Peter actually tells us that this is his second letter and we have to assume that it is likely to the same audience. The main subjects are different this time. Peter knows that he doesn’t have much time left and he is trying to prepare his readers for his eventual death. […]

Great Truths from 2 Peter

The books between Hebrews and Revelation are letters from the earliest disciples of Jesus to the people they were encouraging and teaching. We get to read these letters and hear the thoughts of these first followers of Jesus: eyewitnesses to the life, death and resurrection. Today we are focusing on the letter of 1 Peter.

Reading Other People’s Mail: 1 Peter – Day 5

Day 5 – 1 Peter 5 Take a Moment to Read 1 Peter 5 Who’s in charge? Is the pastor in charge? Is the board in charge? Or the board chair? Is there a Chief Executive Officer? When Jesus ascended into heaven, these are the kinds of things that had to be addressed. And he […]

Reading Other People’s Mail: Day 4 – 1 Peter 4

Day 4—1 Peter 4 Read 1 Peter 4 A Higher Purpose Jesus whole life was oriented toward others. He told his disciples that his whole reason for coming was to serve, not be served (Matthew 20:28). This was a radical concept for the disciples. Many of their discussions revolved around who was or would be […]

Reading Other People’s Mail: 1 Peter – Day 3

Day 3—1 Peter 3 Read 1 Peter 3 Radical Relationships 1 Peter 3 is interesting in that Peter continues to talk about relationships. In the previous chapter he challenged his readers to submit to governing authorities. He even challenged those in the lowest positions of life like slavery, where injustice was a norm, to submit […]