1 Peter 4:8 – October 28, 2018

Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 NABRE      Peter is writing this letter to several communities who have become followers of Jesus. He is telling them that they must imitate Jesus. In so doing they will suffer trials and persecution as Jesus did. Peter speaks of Jesus being victorious in suffering, He conquered sin through the cross. Peter exhorts them to do…

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1 Peter 5:7 – October 24, 2018

Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 NABRE      Peter writes to five regions, that he names at the beginning of the letter, to prepare them for suffering in imitation of Christ. Peter writes telling them they have a new identity in Christ, the new way they should relate to people inside and outside the church and to be ready to undergo affliction for their faith. The quoted verse…

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1 Peter 1:8-9 – October 11, 2018

Although you have not seen him you love him; even though you do not see him now yet believe in him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, as you attain the goal of [your] faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9 NABRE      The First Letter of Peter opens with a blessing which is also a proclamation of what is addressed in the letter, namely God’s work. Peter is praising God and…

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1 Peter 2:16 – October 10, 2018

Be free, yet without using freedom as a pretext for evil, but as slaves of God. 1 Peter 2:16 NABRE      The First Letter of Peter written to communities in what is modern day Turkey is intended to teach them how to be members of God’s Kingdom, relate to others with their new identity of Christian and be ready to undergo persecution for the Kingdom. They have a new identity in Christ and they should reflect…

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1 Peter 1:3 – September 27, 2018

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1 Peter 1:3 NABRE      Peter is writing to Christian communities in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey). Peter tells them they have great joy as followers of Jesus and great suffering as followers of Jesus. The verse quoted is a standard form…

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