Walking this path called life, it’s oh so common to look around and wonder what happened to that close relationship with God we have heard about or used to have. Paul wants us to walk closely with God. The passage is in fact a prayer that we would find that closeness with God that we desire and an encouragement to once again take up those practices which nurture our experience of closeness with God.Read more
No matter who we are, we want our identity to match up with our practice in the world. If we are Christians, our identity is in our union with Christ, and our practice is meant to lead to communion with Christ. Listen to find out what practical counsel Peter has for those aiming to live as Christians.Read more
What's your name? Do Gooders
Do-Gooder isn't the most desirable name one might have. But Peter wants to reorient our conception of going good. Doing good is seeking the benefit of others, even at our own expense. From this chapter, we discuss two opportunities for doing good and three motivations for doing good.
This is a hard passage but it helps us to understand much about the identity of the people of God.
Who are the people of God?
The people of God desperately depend on God.
The people of God are a solid house in a shaky world
The people of God are political misfits
The people of God treasure their Savior