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1 Peter 5:1

1 Peter 5:1

Compassionate Christian conduct, a humble Christ-like attitude, godly and gracious service and a childlike faith, that finds its strength in the Lord, when faced with suffering and pain, brings Peter to the point in his epistle.. where he charged Church elders with new, and important responsibilities - Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder, and witness of the sufferings of Christ. I appeal to you elders, as a partaker also of the glory read more...

1 Peter 5:5

1 Peter 5:5

As he brings his first epistle to a close the aging Peter gives wise instruction both to church elders as well as to those that are younger in age or spiritual infants. But though he instructs young men to be subject to those that are older in years and spiritual maturity, he calls ALL believers to clothe themselves with humility towards one an other - explaining that God resists those that are proud but gives grace to those that are humble in action and read more...

1 Peter 5:6

1 Peter 5:6

Having given instruction to the older believers Peter turns his attention to advising to the younger generation, when he instructs them to be subject to those that are older in the faith, and to clothe yourselves with humility toward one another. These younger believers are to develop a teachable spirit and an attitude that demonstrates respect towards those that have matured in the Lord – for training in righteousness; the development of a spirit of read more...

1 Peter 5:7

1 Peter 5:7

There are many places in scripture that remind us that the cares and concerns of this world can become a burdensome load in our lives. 'Independence' proudly proclaims that it has built up a range of coping strategies and self-help skills to deal with all the stresses and strains of life, while 'Pride' arrogantly announces that it is well-able to go it alone - but the Word of God paints a very different picture.

We have been told read more...

1 Peter 5:8

1 Peter 5:8

We journey through our Christian life from grace to glory.. from justification to glorification - from the cross to the crown and as we travel through life there are many lessons that we all must learn and the Holy Spirit is our teacher. The Word of God provides all the instructions that we need for life and godliness for our faith rests on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself being the chief Cornerstone.

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1 Peter 5:9

1 Peter 5:9

The devil, is a terrible adversary, who prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour, discredit, discourage and disengage from their Christian calling. Satan, and his fallen accomplices, are striving all day long and throughout the night to shipwreck the faith of believers - and he takes no holidays from his ignoble pursuits.

Although he is neither omniscient, nor omnipotent... nevertheless, the devil read more...

1 Peter 5:10

1 Peter 5:10

As believers in Christ we are loved with an everlasting love and have been drawn by God with loving-kindness and with great goodness. We do not deserve the many privileges we have received by faith.. indeed we deserve full punishment for our sins, and the wages of all sin is death. But in His grace Christ paid the price for our sin by dying on the cross in our place.

Jesus identified with our sin, and the death that He died is read more...

1 Peter 5:10

1 Peter 5:10

We discover the elderly apostle Peter, who denied His Lord at the start of his Christian walk (for fear of his own safety) - come to an understanding at the close of his earthly sojourn, that after the cross, with its humiliation and sufferings, there is an eternal weight glory. During the course of His life Peter came to see that after we have experienced suffering for a little while, God in His grace, will Himself perfect and confirm us - He will read more...