Gene Cunningham - February 2, 2003
1st Peter #4
We have been called for a blessing: girded (1Pe 1:13-16); grounded (1Pe 1:17-22); growing (1Pe 1:23-25). Ladder of Life: Attitude (pride or humility) ⇒ Values (spiritual or temporal) ⇒ Decision (wise or foolish) ⇒ Action (good or evil) ⇒ Result (blessing or cursing). God calls us into account in this life (Rom 2:4-6, 1Pe 1:17). God chose Christ and by result chose all who would respond to Him (1Pe 1:17-20, Isa 4:1-4). As a husband, when you chose the bride, you chose the children you would have.
Conference notes for this series can be found [HERE]
From Series: "1st Peter - Fellowship of Fire - Denver Colorado - 2009"
These lessons were taught at the first annual Rocky Mountain Bible Conference in Spring 2009. First and Second Peter are grouped in what are called the General Epistles written to the church at large. The theme of First Peter is the refining and growth potential in our sufferings 1Pe 1:3 1Pe 1:6; 1Pe 2:2. This epistle was written to believers scattered by persecution throughout Asia Minor (1 Pe 1:1). The date was circa 64-65A.D. the beginning of Nero?s persecutions. First Peter is the best known and loved of these epistles called by E.J. Goodspeed ?One of the most moving pieces of persecution literature.? This epistle is written to suffering believers and is styled by Isaac Walton as ?affectionate loving lowly and humble?. This epistle conveys an intense expectation of the Lord?s return as seen in 1Pe 1:51Pe 1:71Pe 1:13; 1Pe 2:12; 1Pe 4:1317; 1Pe 5:14.