A Prevailing People

1 Peter

19 September 2021
Standing Firm in Grace
1 Peter 5
by Tan Huai Tze

Peter closes off his letter by focusing afresh on the family of God, the church. He urges us to stand together firmly in the grace of God. This involves leading and following humbly and resisting the devil firmly.

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12 September 2021
Glorious Suffering in Trying Times
1 Peter 4:12-19
by Joel Sim

The apostle Peter tells us that the trials which we face as Christians are meant to test us. Even though they are difficult and often painful, yet we are reminded that the Spirit dwells in us as God's household and He is with us in our suffering. Therefore, we can rejoice, trust in God and do good in our suffering, knowing that God is using trials to shape us into the image of Christ.

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5 September 2021
Holy Living in Trying Times
1 Peter 4:1-11
by Tan Huai Tze

We are called to be faithful to God while being fully engaged in the world: this is called holiness. When we suffer for holiness, we give evidence that we belong to Jesus. We are motivated to holiness because Jesus is coming again to judge. And, God has left us with some practical resources to pursue holiness: prayer, love and service.

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29 August 2021
Zealous for Good in Trying Times
1 Peter 3:13-22
by Tan Huai Tze

God wants his people to be eager to do good even if they suffer for it. Peter shows us that genuinely good works and words flow from hearts and consciences transformed by the Gospel.

The Family of God in Trying Times - Joel Sim
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22 August 2021
The Family of God in Trying Times
1 Peter 3:8-12
by Joel Sim

As a part of God's family, we are called to abstain from division in the church, along with striving towards communal unity. This brotherly love seeps into our relationships with others, even those who have reviled against us, through blessing them. Despite the suffering that we will face now, there is the promise of a blessing that awaits us which God has already given to us.

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15 August 2021
The Gospel-Driven Marriage
1 Peter 3:1-7
by Guna Raman

If the Gospel is what shapes and drives marriage, then wives will seek to support their husbands, focus on growing in the inner being, and find their ultimate hope in God. Husbands will then seek to know their wives, seek to know God’s will for their lives, and honour their wives.

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8 August 2021
Exiles and Employment
1 Peter 2:18-25
by Tan Huai Tze

As God’s people, we are called to honour our employers in the fear of God. This is a call to courageous, responsible, humble and productive work. It’s work that displays Jesus to a watching world.

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1 August 2021
Exiles and Government
1 Peter 2:11-17
by Tan Huai Tze

As beloved exiles in the world, Christians are called to fight the evil inside us and live good and beautiful lives in the world to commend the gospel to an unbelieving world. This applies to our relations with government: we submit purposefully to the legitimate power of government while giving ultimate allegiance to Christ.

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25 July 2021
Life Together in Trying Times
1 Peter 1:22-2:10
by Tan Huai Tze

The family of God, the church should be characterized by love, growth and a sense of belonging. As God’s dwelling place on earth, and proclaimers of the gospel, we bring healing to each other and to a hurting world.

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11 July 2021
Living in Trying Times
1 Peter 1:13-21
by Tan Huai Tze

Because of who we are and what we have in Christ, we are called to live by setting our hope on Christ, being holy and doing all things in the reverent fear of God.

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4 July 2021
Making Sense of Trying Times
1 Peter 1:1-12
by Tan Huai Tze

The Apostle Peter helps us make sense of the difficult things that happen in our lives by reminding us that we are God’s people, and that we have a identity and inheritance in Jesus. Because of that God is at work in us reordering our loves and reshaping our lives for our good.

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