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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,

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Goodness Matters

Read: 1 Peter 2:11-17 Fear God. Honor the emperor. (v. 17) People in the United States have just come through a bitter and divisive presidential election. Pastors lead in prayer

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Unfrozen

Read: 1 Peter 2:4-10 That you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you. (v. 9) When I was growing up, we sometimes, with tongue in cheek, called Dutch

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Loved People Love

Read: 1 Peter 1:22–2:3 This word is the good news. (v. 26) Last year brought out some of the worst in our human relationships. People pointed fingers of blame over

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Ready for Action

Read: 1 Peter 1:13-21 Your faith and hope are in God. (v. 21) I was never much for fishing but did enjoy going out on Lake Michigan with my friend

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1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Inexpressible

Read: 1 Peter 1:3-12 Born again to a living hope . . . (v. 3) Last February, I had the privilege of meeting with a group of believers from Iran.

illustration of stones
1 Peter
Jon Opgenorth

Who We Are

Read: 1 Peter 1:1-2 Elect exiles of the Dispersion . . . (v. 1) Writing from Rome three decades after Jesus rose, Peter told us who we are, how we

Church
William C. Brownson

The Great Encouragement

This is post 7 of 7 in the series “Persecuted Church” Buoyed by the Stories of Faith The First Martyr No Shrinking When to Pray Boldly I Have You in