A quick glance at the first few verses of 1 Peter is enough to give us an understanding of Peter’s message to his readers: hope for the hurting. According to verse 1, the hurting were those residing as aliens, scattered throughout vast regions of the Roman Empire. These Christians were objects of social ostracism, slander, mistreatment, and threats. They needed encouragement.
At the end of the Apostle Peter’s dynamic life, he penned a letter to a group of suffering Christians, 1 Peter, to urge them to lift their eyes to Jesus and renew their hope in Him. Get acquainted with this fisherman-turned-apostle as Pastor Chuck Swindoll teaches timeless truth from Peter’s life on failure, healing, and hope.
Maturity is a life-long process, and it’s often through times of testing we mature the most. Some people never get it.
Your attitude is the most important thing about you. More than your past, your success, your fame, your position, your income, your mate, or your reputation, attitude is above all of that. How much time do you waste losing your temper on things you can’t change?
Infancy is back-to-basics time! It is during that era that we set the cornerstone and fix in place the initial blocks, upon which we develop the balance of our lives, spiritually speaking. Because of the essential nature of these truths, it is helpful for us to return to them periodically and be reminded of their importance.
When you welcome trials as friends for the good they do in your life, you can turn bad situations into opportunities to grow and mature. And what you think will certainly destroy you can actually be the very thing, which makes you.
Join Pastor Chuck Swindoll as he wraps up this series on 1 Peter. Like the early followers of Jesus, you can maintain living hope throughout your journey of faith.
Receive encouragement from Pastor Chuck Swindoll as he walks through 1 Peter 1:1–12. Like your brothers and sisters in Christ from long ago, you can faithfully endure suffering and receive eternal hope through Jesus Christ.
First Peter 1:13–21 points believers to His example to show how His followers can stay clean in this corrupt world. Be challenged as Pastor Chuck Swindoll exhorts you to throw off the shackles of sin and live free in God’s grace.
Listen in to Pastor Chuck Swindoll as he advocates for unity within the body of Christ. Be encouraged to live as children of the loving Father, treating one another as brothers and sisters.