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For the Lord's Sake: The Sovereignty of God

Our exegetical work on the passage reveals a number of broad principles underlying Peter’s exhortation. Since the goal here is to move toward contemporary application, it is essential to determine whether or not our interpretation is consistent with the wider witness of Scripture. 2,113 more words

For the Lord's Sake: Peter's Argument

We have delved into the specifics of the language used by Peter. Now, we can utilize that analysis, in conjunction with our previous investigation into the context, to evaluate the argument of the passage as a whole and reflect on it theologically. 2,289 more words

Sermon Prep for November 6

Over the years, I’ve been asked about how I go about preparing a message. That’s a big question with a complex answer because no two messages or series are the same. 435 more words


Elephant, Donkey, Lamb

Would you rather have to sneeze but not be able to for a year or have something stuck in your eye for an entire year? 538 more words

For the Lord's Sake: 1 Peter 2:11-17

Now with our foundation laid, we are ready to look at the text itself and see what Peter has to say. One of the best ways to do this is to examine the details of each verse to make sure we have a clear idea of what is expressed. 2,439 more words

For the Lord's Sake: Strangers and Aliens

Before interpreting any text, it’s necessary to have an awareness of its historical and literary context. So let’s consider a few preliminary matters that are critical for understanding 1 Peter. 2,201 more words

What Caesar Can't Have: Sermon for October 16, 2016

Note: This is the third and final installment of a sermon series on “Faithful Citizenship”. Please see the previous two posts for the whole series. 1,679 more words