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.
Me, Myself and I
Pastor John Lowder
1 Peter 5:5-7
As Peter wraps up his letter to these Jewish believers, he confronts a universal problem — PRIDE. Pride is thinking too much of ourselves, and it is so easy to do. Peter knows the poison of pride can kill a body, so the antidote of humility must be taken. And you’ll be glad you did.