Becoming a Christian doesn’t protect you from life’s troubles, but it does empower you to live through them. The Apostle Peter shares how this is possible in this lesson based on 1 Peter 4:12 — 19.
Everyone is interested in the End of the World. When is it going to happen? What is it going to be like? The Apostle Peter took it for granted. He was a witness when Jesus ascended into heaven and he writes about how we should live our lives knowing that Jesus is coming back. Join us for this interesting word of encouragement from 1 Peter 4:7 - 10.
The Christians the Apostle Peter were writing to were suffering. Because they didn’t participate in the wickedness of their neighbors, the Christians were targets for persecution. Many people might have given up trying to share the gospel, but Peter encouraged his friends to do just the opposite. Their neighbors were not only lost, their lifestyle choices were self-destructive. That made it even more imperative for the Christians to speak up. Listen to what Peter has to say in this important lesson!
What did Jesus do for the three days he was in the grave? Some people teach he went to hell and preached to the people there! They use our text for today’s lesson, 1 Peter 3:18 - 22, to prove it. Just what is Peter teaching here? Grab your thinking caps and join us for this challenging Bible study!
What are you excited about? Work, sports, hobbies, politics? The Apostle Peter tells us to be “zealous for good” — even if it makes some people angry. Why would anyone be angry about our good deeds? Because their’s are evil or setf-serving and our good deeds highlight their evil deeds. So what are we to do? Join us for this short and powerful lesson!
We don’t always get along. Sometimes someone “sings out of harmony.” So what are the keys to getting in tune with each other? The Apostle Peter shares his insights on this important topic in his lesson this week. Join us!
We don’t often think about it, but the Apostle Peter was married. Therefore, we need to pay special attention to his instructions for husbands and wives in 1 Peter chapter 3. This is an intensely important section. Won’t you join us as we explore the Christian marriage?
Christians are called to be servants. That’s not easy, and it’s especially hard to suffer as a servant. Jesus is our example, and Peter encourages us in this lesson to follow the example of Jesus the Good Shepherd. Join us!
From the attack on the Capital , to riots in the Soviet Union, to the overthrow of the government in Miranmar this past week, Christians are asking how involved they should be in social and political change? What does the Bible teach? The Apostle Peter is surprising. He tells us to “Honor the emperor” and that specific emperor was Nero! The very emperor who had both Peter and Paul put to death and persecuted the first Christians. Join us as we explore this very timely topic from Peter’s first letter.
Peter says we’ve been called to holiness. When something is “holy” it is special. That mean’s you are special! And, if we are special, we are required to live lives that bring honor to our Father. In today’s lesson, Peter explains what that means.
One of the major reasons for believing Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, is prophecy. More than 500 years before Jesus was born, the prophets predicted his coming and described his life and death. The prophecies were one of Peter’s foundations of faith, and in this lesson, we’ll explore some of those prophecies and why they are so important to our faith.
In times of chaos and despair, we need some hope — what the Apostle Peter calls “living hope.” In this our 10th lesson, we’ll explore this hope. It’s more than wishful thinking. Living hope is based on the reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Join us for some good news!
Christians are special. The Apostle Peter tells us we are chosen, royalty, and we need to be holy. With privileges though, come responsibilities. Join us to discuss all of this. See you in class!
Where do you put your trust? In the movie, “The Martian,” everything goes wrong for the lone astronaut left for dead on Mars. Faced with overwhelming odds, he’ll have to “Science the heck out it.” The movie was very popular and former President Obama agreed. Science is our salvation, but science can’t solve our greatest problem. Only Jesus, the living stone can do that! Join us this week as we look at foundations.
Here are five evil attributes the Apostle Peter warns Christians to guard against: malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander. Just as we wear masks to guard against Covid, so the Christian will guard his heart against these malevolent attitudes. Join us to learn how!
Second chances describe grace to me. Some golfers use a “Mulligan” and children often give each other a “do-over.” Christians talk about the “New Birth.” Our whole life is changed. We are “born again,” but have you ever thought about the consequences of the New Birth? What does it require? Join us for this four-minute lesson.
“We don’t hear the word ‘holy’ used very much in everyday speech and that’s the way it should be. Holy means “special, unique.” The Holy Bible for example is a unique book. Jerusalem, the Holy City, is a special town to Christians, Muslims and Jews, and Christians are to be Holy People. Join us for this important Bible study and learn what it means to be holy.”
Why are Christians so confident that Jesus is the Son of God? His resurrection from the grave is by far the greatest evidence, but have you thought about all of the prophecies concerning his life? Most of them were made over 500 years before his birth! In this week’s lesson, the Apostle Peter reminds of the importance of prophecy. Join us!
Endurance is a noble quality. Whether you call it “steadfastness,” “patience,” or “endurance” this Christian virtue is forged in the fires of trials. Christians aren’t protected by a magic bubble, but we are empowered to grow through the refiner’s fire. Learn how in this important lesson.
God is in control. In just the first two verses of 1 Peter, the apostle declares the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all at work in the life of the believer. It’s the Father’s plan, the Spirit’s power and Jesus the High Priest at work shaping our lives. Come learn more in this next lesson from “Peter: The Friend of Jesus Speaks.”
Jesus was a carpenter, and like all carpenters, he could look at raw material and recognize it’s potential. So it was with Simon Peter, the big, rough-cut fisherman. In this lesson, we’ll see how Jesus chose Peter for his potential and then shaped his life so that he would become one of the most famous apostles of the New Testament. Likewise, Jesus sees your potential and wants to shape you into someone amazing! Join us and see how.