As with every good book, letter, or movie, we arrive at the end. As Peter wraps up his final thoughts, he returns to his Good Shepherd and the joys of following Jesus. It has not always been easy. Peter, himself, has struggled much but continues to follow nevertheless. As sheep of Christ, Peter has a […]
When life gets hard, we all want to know that what we are going through is not normal…that there’s a reason we feel uncomfortable. We want to be reassured that what we are going through is a strange happenstance and it will pass. We want to know that normalcy and comfort will return soon. Unfortunately, […]
Who doesn’t love looking at “before” and “after” pictures? Whether it’s a television show about organizing, a Hollywood make-over, or a house that has been renovated, we all love to see things change. However, when it comes to our personal lives, we are not necessarily as keen about changing. Growth and maturity take work and […]
“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.” Peter lays the groundwork in one verse for where he’s taking us today…let’s follow in Jesus’ footsteps!
According to Peter, we are God’s chosen people, a hold nation, a royal priesthood. But what does that look like as we live out lives as foreigners and exiles in this world? As we continue in Peter’s letter, we move from who we are in Christ to what we are called to do in this […]
Who are you? No, really, who are you? This is the question we all find ourselves asking at some point in our lives. Thankfully, Peter is going to do the leg work for us! By starting with who Jesus is, Peter easily transitions into who we are in Christ. No matter where you’ve come from […]
Peter started his letter off making sure we know where we are going if we know Jesus. Our final destination is set, we are just passing through this life, we just need to get to the end goal. But with only those thoughts in mind, it opens the door to let us wander through this […]
Every few years growing up, our church would go on a “mystery trip.” These were some of my favorite and least favorite outings, all at the same time. There’s something about not knowing where you are going that can be exciting but most of the time it is just frustrating. When we think in a […]