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.
Shepherding the Sheep
Pastor John Lowder
1 Peter 5:1-5
The Bible often uses sheep and shepherd language to describe the relationship of those being led to their leaders. Being a shepherd leader is no small challenge, but neither is being a sheep. So what makes a biblical leader biblical and how can we all be led well?