Peter had just finished teaching on all areas of life. Now he summarized the principles of living in community according to God's commands.
Hebrews: Greater than the Angels
Having now established the supremacy of Christ, the writer turned his attention to those mysterious celestial beings, the angels.
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
James: The Implanted Seed
The third way James teaches that faith grows is by believing the word of God, in faith and expressing God’s word in actions
1 John 2: Proof of Salvation
Loving God and Loving the brethren, which in turn would mean Obedience to God by aligning our wills with the Lord’s, and serving and taking care of our brothers and sisters in the Lord by humbling our own wills for the sake of others.
2 Peter 1: Transfiguration
Jesus’ glory was not reflected light, he was radiating light from within himself. He was a man, yet from his inner being flowed the shekinah glory of Jehovah God.
1 Peter 3: Repay Evil With Good
We may not be able to stop evil, harm, and pain from entering our lives. Corruption and death are still realities. But we can choose to respond in the Spirit of Christ, a supernatural response that is first the result of God’s divine work of transformation within, and is also our willingness to allow that divine work to replace the way we used to be.
1 Peter 2: Living Stone
It is apt, in light of Matthew 16:13-19, that Peter would use the metaphor of living stones fitted to Christ the cornerstone and capstone.
Gospel of John: I and the Father are One
As Jesus spoke, the men before him must have looked unsatisfied and perturbed. Jesus was giving them no new answers, his words still seemed cloaked in metaphor and veiled meanings. To be told they were not of Jesus’ sheepfold seemed at the same time ambiguous and obvious. No, they did not believe Jesus, and no, he had no jurisdiction over them.