On Sunday, our church began a new series in the book of 1 Peter. Introducing the book, we focused on the salutation (1 Peter 1:1–2), two verses that introduce Peter, the elect exiles, and the triune God from whom all grace and peace come. From this short introduction we discovered a number of things about the book, its author, its setting, and the sovereign grace of God.
If you are unfamiliar with 1 Peter, it is well worth your time to study in 2021. Because, as those who are familiar with 1 Peter know, Peter’s message of living hope is tailor-made for Christians living in difficult times. For us living in a time of pan(dem)ic, political upheaval, and cultural breakdown, we need Peter’s strong words of encouragement. For the next five months, we will (as the Lord wills) focus on this encouraging book.
You can find the sermon audio. The video is below, along with these articles that might be of help after listening to the message.
- Getting into 1 Peter: A Brief Introduction to this Grace-Filled Book
- “All the Father Has Given Me”: Election and Evangelism in the Gospel of John
- What Does the Bible Say about the Doctrine of Election?
- Definite Atonement at Dort and the Unity of the Trinity (Credo Mag)
- Getting to Know the Foreknowledge of God
Soli Deo Gloria, ds