1 Peter

The Christian Priesthood

The Christian Priesthood. C. H. Mackintosh. "Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light." 1 Peter 2: 9. We want the reader to open his bible and read 1 Peter 2: 1-9. In this lovely scripture he will find Three words on which we shall ask him to dwell with us for a little. They are words of weight and power — words which indicate three great...

Afflictions and Consolations

Afflictions and Consolations Notes of an Address on the First Epistle of Peter By J. G. B. Aug., 1851. (extracted from The Northern Witness, 1880) There are three things in this epistle: 1st, the apostle contemplates the saint in times of various troubles; 2ndly, the mind with which the trouble should be passed through; and 3rdly, the consolations which God provides for such a time. There is nothing very remarkable in the bearing of it; but so much the more needed by the soul very often; &...

Lords Over God's Heritage

Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. I Pet. 5:3 Godly shepherds are an asset to any assembly. They are men of God who labor to ensure the saints are fed well from the Word of God, protected from wolves in sheep’s clothing, and cared for with a genuine love. Such shepherds are to be honored and followed. (I Tim. 5:17; Heb. 13:7) Sadly, many who have taken on the responsibility of overseeing the local assembly are not doing this good work. (I ...

Liar Deceiver Destroyer

"...we are not ignorant of his devices." 2 Corinthians 2:11     It is important to know the devices of our enemy, the Devil. Otherwise he is likely to take advantage of us.     We should know that he is a liar, and has been from the beginning. In fact, he is the father of lies (John 8:44). He lied to Eve by misrepresenting God, and he has been doing it ever since.     He is a deceiver (Rev. 20:10). He mixes a little truth with error. He imitates ...

He Careth For You

"He careth for you." 1 Peter 5:7     The Bible is fairly full of tokens of God's marvelous care for His people. During Israel's forty-year trek through the wilderness, they ate food from heaven (Ex. 16:4), had an unfailing supply of water (1 Cor. 10:4), and were equipped with shoes that never wore out (Deut. 29:5).     It is the same in our wilderness journey. To prove this, our Lord reminds us how His care for us is so much greater than His care for birds, f...

Are You Ready?

“Ready”

1.   Before I came to Christ, like Israel I came from a line that was ready to perish – “ And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, a Syrian ready to perish was my father…” (Deut. 26:5)

 

2.   But thank the Lord, He was ready to forgive – “ For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.” (Psalm 86:5)

 

3.   Now like the Apostle Paul, I am ready to save sinners through the preaching of the Gospel - “So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.”  (Romans 1:15)

 

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