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September 2010

2 Peter 1 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by David Tung, Gracepoint Berkeley One thing that is really amazing is that, through his divine power, God has given us everything that we need for life and godliness and that we are able to participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.  He has really […]

2 Peter 1 Commentary

?v.1 “Peter’s right to speak authoritatively to these Christians is emphasized even more clearly in the second title, “apostle.” This word (Greek apostolos) can mean simply “messenger” and is so used occasionally in the New Testament (e.g., 2 Cor. 8:23; Phil. 2:25). But the word more often has a technical sense, denoting those men chosen […]

1 Peter 5 Commentary

vv.1-4 “The fundamental reminder to the elders is that the flock to which they tend is God’s flock, and they are its caretakers, not its masters. Within that understanding the specific responsibilities of the elders are sketched out briefly. They are to serve ungrudgingly (not under compulsion) and gladly, not for personal gain but so […]

1 Peter 4 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by Patrick Lee, Gracepoint Berkeley 1 Peter 4:2-6 What do the sins listed in v. 3 have in common? The sins of verse are common in they all have to do with satisfying bodily pleasures.  Such desires are entirely focused on self, what will make feel good in the moment, taking no thought of […]

1 Peter 4 Commentary

v.1 “To survive persecution in an obedient manner, Christians must have proper mental preparation (cf. 1:13): ‘Arm yourselves also with the same attitude’ that Christ had.  In the context of Peter’s letter, the proper attitude includes a steadfast hope for vindication (1:13; 3:18-22), a fear of God (3:15), and a commitment to live (including suffering) […]

1 Peter 3 Devotion Sharing

Submitted by David Lee, Gracepoint Austin 1 Peter 3:13-15 What do people fear? People fear rejection, ridicule, being truly known, and ultimately death. What reason does a Christian have for not fearing what people fear? The reason a Christian does not fear what others fear is because the Christian believes in life after death, which […]

1 Peter 3 Commentary

v.1 “It may seem strange that Peter’s advice to wives is six times as long as that to husbands. This is because the wife’s position was far more difficult than that of the husband. If a husband became a Christian, he would automatically bring his wife with him into the Church and there would be […]

Devotion Time: September 27-October 3, 2010

Suggested Instructions Read the assigned passage for the day, memorize the given memory verse for each day and answer the reflection question provided. Click here to download the DT Packet. Daily Devotion and Bible Reading Plan Monday              9/27                 1 Peter 3 Tuesday              9/28                 1 Peter 4 Wednesday        9/29               […]

1 Peter 2 Commentary

v.1 “Malice, guile, insincerity, envy, and slander are those habits that are most apt to destroy the mutual love to which 1 Peter calls believers (1:22). Once again we see that a major feature of the new life in which the faithful live is the mutuality and trust that Christians have with one another. That […]

1 Peter 1 Commentary

v.1 “Peter calls the people to whom he writes the elect, God’s Chosen People. Once that had been a title which belonged to Israel alone: ‘You are a people holy to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, out of all the peoples […]