Sunday, April 28, 2013

Love Life and See Good Days

1Peter 3:8-12 provides God's instructions for those who desire to "love life and see good days". In order to have a joyful life without regrets: (1) Love people, (2) Humble yourself, (3) Forsake sin, and (4) Walk closely with God.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Love of Christ Controls Us

Jesus Christ's love for us who are Christians should be a powerful motivating force in our lives, as it was for the Apostle Paul. It is only reasonable that we should live for Him who lovingly laid down His life for us.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Marriage: Understand and Honor

After addressing wives, the Apostle Peter gives instructions to husbands.  They must (1) live with their wives in an understanding way and (2) grant their wives honor.  In addition, the text provides three reasons why it is so important that the husband do so: The wife is a weaker vessel, she is a fellow-heir of the grace of life, and disobedience will hinder the husband's prayer life.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Marriage: Submission Encouraged and Defended

In 1Peter 3:1-6, the submissive wife is given four strong encouragements: (1) winning her husband's salvation, (2) providing a beautiful, lasting adornment, (3) that she need not submit in fear, and (4) that her submission is precious in God's sight.  The message concludes with nine responses to the common criticisms brought against this Biblical teaching.