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Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

1 Peter

This is a collection of devotional posts from the book of 1 Peter. They are sorted according to when they were written, with the most recent first. To see them in their biblical order, select them from the menu.

New Birth into a Living Hope

New Birth into a Living Hope – 1 Peter 1:3-4

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On Easter, we celebrate Jesus' victory over death. And because of that, those who believe in him have been given new birth into a living hope.

New birth into a living hope

Born into A Living Hope – 1 Peter 1:3-9

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We have a living hope, the salvation of our souls. And that should impact every part of our life. Live for eternity, not just today.

The Coming of Our Salvation

The Coming of Our Salvation – 1 Peter 1:4b-5

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Our ultimate salvation is something that is coming in the future. It is a salvation that will be revealed when our Lord Jesus returns for us.

Rejoicing in the Midst of Trials

Rejoicing in the Midst of Trials – 1 Peter 1:6-7

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We have been given an amazing hope for eternity. And, because of that, we can rejoice in the midst of any trials that we experience now.

this world is not my home

This World Is Not My Home – 1 Peter 1:17

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As believers, we are foreigners here, this world is not our home. So live out the few years of our lives here as God's representatives.

The Cost of Our Redemption

The Cost of Our Redemption – 1 Peter 1:18-19

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The cost of our redemption from slavery to sin was the blood of Jesus. Our only reasonable response is to give ourselves completely to him.

Love one another deeply

Love One Another Deeply – 1 Peter 1:22

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It is good to have an emotional love for one another. But we should go beyond that and have an active love that seeks the best for others.

a life of love

Living a Life of Love – 1 Peter 1:22-2:1

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Having a sincere love for others within the body of Christ is good. But go beyond that, and live a life of love that comes from the heart.

crave pure spiritual milk

Craving Pure Spiritual Milk – 1 Peter 2:2

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How important is God's word? Peter instructs us to crave it as pure spiritual milk. Only when we consume it will we grow in our salvation.

a royal priesthood

A Chosen People and a Royal Priesthood – 1 Peter 2:4-10

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As believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood. That is a tremendous privilege and responsibility.

God's Called Out Ones

God’s Called Out Ones – 1 Peter 2:9

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As believers, God has called us out of darkness and into his light. So live as a foreigner to this world, looking forward to your true home.

sinful desire

Waging War on Sinful Desires – 1 Peter 2:11

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It is important to recognize which desires lead to actions that are sinful and hinder my walk with God, and abstain from them.

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