January 13, 2013: Character Development

1 Peter Series message 1

Text: 1 Peter 1:1-2

This Sunday we'll begin our series in I Peter. We'll cover the first two verses as well as gain an understanding of the one writing the letter. Often, what we read is more meaningful when we know a bit about the author. Peter rebuked the Lord, acted impulsively, put his foot in his mouth and denied Christ. So, who does God tap to preach the first recorded Gospel sermon? Peter. This gives me great hope regarding how God can use me! And Peter definitely does not ease into his letter when he writes: within the first two verses he takes up predestination and the Trinity! Peter's writing is a feast for our mind and soul; I am looking forward to unpacking the rich truths, affirming words, and eternal perspective found within this epistle.

Character Development