Category: I Peter

Identity Matters
March 11th, 2018

1 Peter 2:9-10 Who am I? How do I define myself? What makes me different from other people? I’m an American. I am a white American. I am a white American with Northern European ancestry. I am a white American with Northern European ancestry with three academic degrees. I am a white American with Northern […]

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Sharing in the Sufferings of Christ
March 5th, 2000

I Peter 4:12-14 The New York Times is a great newspaper, but it lacks one critical element – no comics. And I collect comic strips that I like. One of these is The Wizard of Id.  The writer of this comic strip, incidentally, is a Christian and his faith makes its way into the strip […]

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The Devil’s on a short chain.
February 27th, 2000

I Peter 5:8-9 We come to the end of I Peter with today’s text. Next week I will focus on the sufferings of Christ that Peter speaks about so often in this letter as an introduction to the period of Lent that leads us in the church calendar to Easter. And during Lent, we will […]

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What do you mean she’s not under my thumb?
February 13th, 2000

I Peter 3:1-7 The internet provides items of humor that circulate throughout the world with the click of a mouse. Often times, these focus on male/female differences and since today is the day before Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d read you part of one. Recently, a group of computer scientists (all males) announced that computers […]

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Submission
February 6th, 2000

I Peter 2:13-25 “Submit” is not a word we like to hear. It carries with it the image of the knights of old battling in their armor and with a sword at your throat, you hear the word, “Yield!” Or fighting as children and with an arm twisted behind your back, being forced to say […]

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