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.
The Attraction of Submission
1 Peter 3:1-6
Marriage can be an amazing gift of God when lived out in a biblical way, but it can also be a nightmare for others when one or both spouses refuse to submit to God’s design. In a society where women held little if any power, especially over their husbands, Peter instructed wives as to how they could help their husbands become Godly men. His instructions are just as applicable today!