Sunday, July 28, 2013

Judgment at the Household of God

1Peter 4:17-18 sets forth three weighty, sobering truths: (1) Our salvation involves difficulty, (2) God is bringing judgment upon His people, and (3) God will ultimately punish non-Christians with unimaginable suffering.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Christian Suffering

Christians suffer all manner of hardships, trials, afflictions, and persecution.  In this passage in 1Peter 4:12-19, the Word of God provides eight principles for understanding and responding to the difficulties of life.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Spiritual Gifts

Peter's words in 1Peter 4:10-11 teach us five truths about spiritual gifts:  (1) Every Christian has received one or more gifts, (2) The source of all gifts is God's grace, (3) Our gifts should be used to benefit other Christians, (4) Our gifts are empowered by God Himself, and (5) Our gifts should ultimately result in God being glorified.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


In 1Peter 4:9, Christians are exhorted to "be hospitable to one another without complaint".  This message examines what hospitality means, a proper attitude in doing it, the benefits it conveys, and practical suggestions for implementing it in our lives.