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: Knowing Our Identity 1 Peter 2:4-10
Pastor John Lowder
Every one of us is part of a larger identity that describes who we are. We use descriptors like ‘American’ or ‘Christian’ to describe ourselves, but do we really understand all that entails? Peter challenges his readers to really understand their corporate identity in order to embrace opposition, and we’d do well to do the same.