1 Peter Study, Part 11 (at Christ Church): Living A Holy Life

This entry is part 11 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Peter transitions from addressing the richness of our salvation in Christ to practical application and the pulls that wage war against our souls.  Dr. Boa discusses this inner-outward conflict that we all encounter and encourages us to live in such a way that our words and our works and our lives and our lips coincide.

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1 Peter Study, Part 12 (at Christ Church): Spheres of Authority I

This entry is part 12 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Dr. Boa addresses the practical application of the spheres of God ordained authority.  We are people under divinely ordained authority and we are called to a lifestyle of submission.  Dr. Boa encourages us to press on to the higher calling of God and to walk in obedience to the things He has called us to pursue.

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1 Peter Study, Part 13 (at Christ Church): Spheres of Authority II

This entry is part 13 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Dr. Boa continues his discussion of the practical application of the spheres of God ordained authority.  Peter transitions from governing authorities to that of the work place.  There is no dichotomy between the sacred and the secular. We are called to do our work as to the Lord rather than for men.  As we look to Him as the Source and to Him for the outcome, we pursue a higher standard than we would otherwise.

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1 Peter Study, Part 14 (at Christ Church): Marriage God’s Way

This entry is part 14 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Dr. Boa discusses the notion of marriage God’s way.  It is a one-flesh relationship that is borne out of a calling for a man and a woman to complete one another.  It is a unity out of diversity; a spirit, soul, and physical oneness; an organic unity that points beyond itself to spiritual truth.

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1 Peter Study, Part 16 (at Christ Church): A Living Sacrifice

This entry is part 16 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Peter continues to prepare his readers for upcoming persecution and opposition.  He encourages them to always be prepared to make a defense for the hope that is in them.  Dr. Boa expounds on this notion of turning from fear to faith and sanctifying Christ as Lord in our hearts so that the shalom within us becomes evident to others.

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1 Peter Study, Part 18 (at Christ Church): Arming for Adversity

This entry is part 18 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Dr. Boa encourages us as Peter encouraged his readers to arm ourselves for adversity by keeping an eternal perspective in this temporal world.  We want to treasure the not yet over the now even when this world presses in upon us.  Biblical faith invites us to contextualize this brief earthly sojourn with the eternity of heaven.

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1 Peter Study, Part 19 (at Christ Church): Agents of Light

This entry is part 19 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Peter invites his readers to see that our outlook will determine the things we pursue and treasure and value.  And so we want to pursue the will of God and His promises.  We want to live a life that demands an explanation as an agent of light, grace and love; giving rather than expecting in return and entrusting ourselves to Him for the outcome.

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