1 Peter 1, Spiritual DNA

To borrow an analogy, this birth from above alters the spiritual DNA of a person, so that along with the privilege and responsibility of divine parentage comes the Father’s own genetic characteristics, God’s holiness and God’s ability to love, everything a believer needs to fulfill the call of God.

1 Peter 2, Peter the Rock

In this six minute presentation, Peter teaches that believers are to see themselves as ones hewn from God, as living rock with a special unity, built upon the Cornerstone of Christ, and as a priesthood whose purpose was to serve and glorify God, remembering his own vivid experience of being named a rock of faith by Jesus.

1 Peter 2, Living Stones

https://youtu.be/Ay4-8cavIls Because of their salvation (Peter wrote, to the Jewish believers in Jesus living among the Diaspora), they had been profoundly altered, moving from the covenant of God with the Hebrew people to the covenant cut in the blood of Christ with every believer. They had been born anew, born from above, bought with the … Continue reading 1 Peter 2, Living Stones

2 Peter 1, Eat Your Cake To Have It

Worldly wisdom tells us we cannot eat our cake and have it too. It is a simple equation, for the world. If you eat your cake, it will disappear, bite by bite, until all that is left are crumbs on an empty plate. There is no way to both have your beautiful cake sitting perfectly on its pedestal platter, and also to eat it. But Peter wrote that the only way to have your cake is first to eat it. This ten minute presentation continues in the series on Peter’s Letters, featured on the YouTube channel, Grace and Peace Joanne