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Sojourners in a Foreign Land

1 Peter 5:5b

I. And (finally) all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble 1. “dei” connects this section with the rest of the book, could mean “finally” Christians needs to have a distinct outfit (uniform)—“humility,” a counter culture trait 2. Clothe yourselves (middle voice…

1 Peter 3:1-7

I. What is the appropriate behavior of wives and husbands whose status has been changed by the Triune God? 1. Apostle Peter’s two simple suggestions for each: (a) Wives: submission and godly behavior (3:1-4) (b) Husbands: knowledge of God’s will with regard to their wives and respectful treatment of them (3:7) II. Wives: submission 1….

1 Peter 2:9-17

I. From sermon #1 1. The status of the recipients of 1 Peter—Christians in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Bithynia, and Asia—changed from citizens of their country to sojourners in their own land when they responded to the Gospel (1:1) 2. In this changed status as sojourners, the believers would grow in holiness progressively by being obedient…

1 Peter 1:1-21

I. The status of the recipients of 1 Peter—Christians in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Bithynia, and Asia—changed from citizens to sojourners when they responded to the Gospel (1:1) “residing temporarily” 1. They did not cause their status-change; it was God who changed it (1:1) (foreknowledge of God) 2. God’s “foreknowledge” refers to God’s covenantal love (1:2)…