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1 Peter (2015)

1 Peter (2015)

January 2015 - November 2018

Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.

This epistle focuses on the critical doctrine of how we face adversity and how we are to think about it in our lives. The key word is the word for suffering and its many synonyms. The purpose is to remind all believers that God has a destiny and a future inheritance for them. What we think of as speed bumps interfering with our personal plans are actually God’s training tools and are to be expected, rejoiced in, and not dreaded.

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Thu, Jun 28, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:10-11 & 1 Corinthians 12
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 9 secs
Are you spending time wondering what your spiritual gift is? Listen to this lesson to learn that as you serve other Christians under the filling of the Holy Spirit your spiritual gift will become evident over time. Follow a fascinating exploration of spiritual gifts in the Word of God and learn the difference between temporary and permanent gifts and why some gifts ceased. See that spiritual gifts are not the means to maturity but are a result of spiritual growth which comes through walking by means of the Spirit and studying God’s Word.
Thu, May 31, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:10-11 & 1 Corinthians 12
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 35 secs
Why is every believer given a spiritual gift or gifts at the moment of salvation? Listen to this lesson to learn the reason and how it applies to each one personally. Learn the fundamental meaning of the Greek word “charisma” and how it is not just limited to spiritual gifts. See that the gift given to us is not based on our merit or accomplishments but is a grace gift bestowed by God the Holy Spirit. Hear facets explaining these gifts and understand that we only activate our spiritual gifts as we mature spiritually.
Thu, May 24, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:8 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 59 mins 27 secs
Is love some kind of magical, exciting, tingly feeling that sweeps over us? Listen to this lesson to learn the astonishing manifestations of Biblical love. Find out both positive and negative traits of love for everyone, including those who cause us problems and even grief. See that love is active and not just an absence of mental attitude sins toward others. Hear the nasty traits that show we lack love, all of which are products of the sin nature. If this picture of love leaves you feeling challenged, remember that Biblical love is never a result of our own efforts but the Holy Spirit produces it in us when we walk by the Spirit, learn God’s Word, and mature spiritually.
Thu, May 17, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:8 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 21 secs
You’ve got to be kidding! Does God really expect me to love everyone? Listen to this lesson to learn that this love is not something we have to manufacture on our own. See that this is supernatural and is based on God’s righteousness and justice. Find out that it can only be produced in us when we are walking by the Spirit. Learn what the Old Testament teaches about love. See how parents show Biblical love to their children by setting boundaries and how rearing good children is a way of loving your neighbor. Hear Paul show us that without love, everything we do in the Christian life is worthless.
Thu, May 10, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:8
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 49 secs
“What is this thing called love?” Listen to this message to hear that the Bible teaches that love is not an emotion but a mental attitude. Hear a number of principles that define biblical love and see that it is never permissiveness. When we are tempted to wonder why a loving God allows suffering, see that we need to redefine our concept of love and that God’s righteousness, justice, and love work together. Find out the distinction between believers and disciples.
Thu, May 03, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:7-8 & John 13:34-35
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 39 secs
Unlock the meaning of Christian love with this lucid message as the Apostle Paul emphasizes a command to love fervently. Find out that love is not an emotion but is intentional and proactive. See that we cannot produce this love on our own but it is a result of being filled by the Holy Spirit and maturing spiritually. Learn the meanings of two Greek words used in the Bible for love and see that the command is to love everyone whether we find them attractive or not.
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 16 secs
In light of the fact that the end is near, how should we react? Wringing our hands and running scared? Listen to this lesson to learn that a high priority in our life should be our prayers. See that these prayers are to be based on clear thinking, being disciplined, and be Bible-based, all of which are a result of growing spiritually. Hear the progression of the order of events in the end times, including Jesus bringing all demonic powers into subjection. When events in the world start to overwhelm us, realize that prayer is designed to handle the problems of life.
Thu, Apr 12, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:7-11
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 32 secs
“Beware! The End of the World is Near!” Signs like that are usually ridiculed or ignored but listen to this message to learn what the Bible has to say about the end of the world. Find out that believers are to be watchful and clear minded as they live their lives. Hear the mandate to pray when we face troubles and persecutions, knowing that our opposition comes from Satan. Learn what the “end of all things” refers to and what it means that it is “at hand”. As believers be aware of the importance of living today in the light of eternity.
Thu, Apr 05, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:5-6
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 11 secs
Has every person who has ever lived had a chance to know God? Listen to this lesson to hear that all people inherently know there is a God and that God’s creation is proof of it. See that God has set up a nonverbal testimony of His existence. Understand the difference between general and special revelation. Realize that those without the capacity to understand the gospel will be saved. Find out there are no second chances to believe after death and learn about Hades from the story of Lazarus and the rich man. Be motivated to share the gospel with unbelievers when possible.
Thu, Mar 29, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:5-6 & 1 Corinthians 3:12-15
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 35 secs

What does it mean when the Bible says that everyone must give an account of themselves to God? Listen to this lesson to see that every person born into this world will face an evaluation by God. For the believer this is called the Judgment Seat of Christ where we will be evaluated in order to determine our rewards and responsibilities. For the unbeliever, there is the Great White Throne of God. Hear what aspects of a person’s life will be judged there to see whether or not they are qualified to live with God forever. Hear about the Lamb’s Book of Life and the Book of Works. Understand that sinful man cannot perform righteous deeds. Realize that the Lake of Fire is a reality. When talking to unbelievers help them to see that sin is no longer an issue since Christ cancelled the sin debt on the Cross but the focus is on belief in Christ.

This lesson also includes Revelation 20:11–15.