29 November A.D. 2020 1st Peter 5:6-14 – Morning (Rev. Michael Grasso)

Peter’s last word on suffering in 1 Peter 5:6-14 is about God’s great power in the midst of suffering.  How does an understanding of God’s infinite power influence the way a Christian suffers?  Peter addresses this theme with respect to the believer’s relationship to God and Satan.  Humble yourself before God in light of God’s power; resist the devil in light of God’s power.

01 November A.D. 2020 1st Peter 4:12-19 – Morning (Rev. Michael Grasso)

In 1 Peter 4:12-19 Peter tells Christians not to be surprised by suffering.  It is normal for Christians; however, he also explains why a Christian should rejoice in suffering: in suffering you are brought closer to Christ; you have the blessing of the Spirit, and you will be vindicated by God on the last day. This vindication assumes faithfulness to Christ. Judgment will begin with the household of God.

18 October A.D. 2020 1st Peter 4:1-6 – Morning (Rev. Michael Grasso)

Part of the suffering a Christian is called to comes from living a godly life that the world disdains.  As Christians live lives differently than unbelievers, unbelievers will often put pressure on Christians to give up their convictions.  How can a Christian have the strength to stand firm when faced with such opposition? In 1 Peter 4:1-6, this question is addressed.  The realities of the gospel provide the foundation for courageous living in a hostile world.