Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 9



In our lesson this week we continued to dig into Peter’s admonition to us as beloved sojourners who are to do good and bring glory to God, this time in the context of our relationships in the workplace. Well, I say, “in the workplace,” but Peter is addressing slaves, for which we have no direct modern-day category. There are applications to employees in what he teaches, but there are also implications for everyone who finds themselves in a dependent or even helpless situation. We have all at one time or another been (or will be) recipients of injustice, whether in words or actions, at work or in other contexts. In our passage we find unjust suffering and endurance in entrusting ourselves to God to be prominent themes. These are themes which are necessary for us to understand as Christians, whether we meet them in the workplace or in other relationships. Continue reading

Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 6



In this week’s lesson we are studying 1 Peter 1:17-25, covering doctrinal concerns including the final judgement and the image of our salvation as a “ransom,” or “redemption,” paid for by the precious blood of Christ. Peter’s eternal view of our life and sufferings now is a strong encouragement to faith, and we explore our need for continual reminders to look beyond the now and set our hope fully on the grace that will be brought to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Continue reading

Time to Fall into our Studies!



We have three regular bloggers this fall. Barbaranne Kelly, who will be leading and blogging about the 1st and 2nd Peter Study. Jana Henry, will be writing on the Partnering to Remember program (memorization of Peter) and I will be leading the Acts study and will be including class summaries, updates and articles to enhance our study. If you cannot join us for these studies, consider participating online.

Our blog is a great way to keep up, catch up when you are absent, and easy to access. All you need to do is input your email address in the “follow” form in the right sidebar. You can “unfollow” at any time. Whenever a new blog post is published, you will get an email notification. You can also check in anytime to access lessons and other materials for these activities.

The “Peter memorization program” is open to anyone. The two bible studies are offered to women, but anyone can follow the studies on the blog. Visitors to our church are welcome, as are any “virtual” participants.

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Here is a great article by John MacArthur on How to Enjoy Bible Study.

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