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Tag: 1 Peter

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

When the Cares of Your Heart Are Many

Read: 1 Peter 5:6-13 He cares for you. (v. 7) One feature of my Apple Watch is a sensor that can somehow tell when my heart is beating in ways

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

The Best Pastor

Read: 1 Peter 5:1-5 Shepherd the flock of God that is among you. (v. 2) When preaching professor Fred Craddock was asked to name the best preacher in North America,

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Joyful Suffering

Read: 1 Peter 4:12-19 Do not be surprised at the fiery trial. (v. 12) I have yet to suffer for following Jesus, but I have met people who have. One

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

An Epidemic of Loneliness

Read: 1 Peter 4:7-11 Show hospitality to one another. (v. 9) “You are the first person I have spoken with in two weeks,” a homebound woman said to our youth

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Arms like Christ

Read: 1 Peter 4:1-6 They are surprised when you do not join them. (v. 4) Some suffering is common to many. Disease or natural disasters come to mind. Other suffering

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Once

Read: 1 Peter 3:18-22 Christ also suffered once for sins. (v. 18) The church I attend places a baptismal font in the lobby. As people enter, believers are reminded of

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Be Prepared

Read: 1 Peter 3:8-17 A reason for the hope that is in you . . . (v. 15) “Be Prepared” is the Boy Scout motto etched into me and everyone

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Wives and Husbands

Read: 1 Peter 3:1-7 Heirs with you of the grace of life . . . (v. 7) Storyteller Garrison Keillor describes the fictional town of Lake Wobegon as a place

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Dealing with Injustice

Read: 1 Peter 2:18-25 Because Christ also suffered for you . . . (v. 21) Most of us can, if we are treated unjustly at work, look for another job,