Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 23

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By BARBARANNE KELLY|CONTRIBUTOR

This week, with the context of Peter’s warnings against the false teachers fresh in our minds, we turn to his encouragement to believers. The broader context of this epistle as we have read thus far has included the certainty of the return of our Lord and the day of judgement, the trustworthiness of the Scriptures, the ultimate punishment of evildoers and the rescue of the godly. Peter now turns to the specifics of the scoffers’ denial of the return of Jesus and encourages his readers to be strengthened in their faith by remembering the prophecies and history of the Scriptures. Continue reading

Partnering 2 Remember, 1 Peter, Week 2

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By JANA HENRY|CONTRIBUTOR

Rejoicing with joy inexpressible

Hello Friends! I hope your first week of memorizing has gone well. Are you praising God with Peter for all that God has done, and is doing, to you and for you? Do you see that the living hope is the inheritance and the inheritance is our salvation fully revealed?! The riches of this great salvation given to us have been ringing in my heart and head all week, causing me to rejoice! And that takes us right into week two of hiding I Peter in our hearts. Continue reading

Partnering 2 Remember 1 Peter – Week 1

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By JANA HENRY|CONTRIBUTOR

“I have said these things to you that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart, I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

Jesus spoke these words to his disciples at the end of his teaching in the upper room, shortly before he was to be arrested and crucified. While he was mostly talking about the persecution the disciples would endure for the sake of following him, his message stands true for all tribulations that come with living in a fallen world. Continue reading