Embracing Opposition — 1 Peter
Peter is writing to Jewish believers who were living in what is modern day Turkey (Asia Minor). These believers were far from the safety of their homeland (Israel) and were facing opposition from Jewish zealots, the Romans, culture and each other. Living as exiles meant no one would’ve blamed them for losing their desire to remain holy/separate from the world, but Peter was writing to challenge them not to give up. He then tells them throughout the book how to embrace the opposition, not just endure it. Join us as we see how we can apply these challenges from Peter in our days.
Today’s Message: Free to Work 1 Peter 2:18-25
Pastor John Lowder
Can you imagine what it would be like to be a slave? No rights… no pay… no freedom… And then to be told Christ expects you to respect and submit to even the harsh masters? Submission is one of the hardest commands to obey in the Bible. So how do we take our Christian freedom to work?