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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 8 (at Christ Church): Rewriting Your Broken Story

This entry is part 8 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

We all have broken stories and Peter wants us to understand that we can rewrite our story.  We can imbed our story in a greater narrative that begins and ends well.  When we are a part of God’s story our life matters.  When we keep an eternal perspective we understand that the adversity and afflictions of this life will only be brief and the glory will endure.

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1 Peter Study, Part 6 (at Christ Church): Citizens of Heaven

This entry is part 6 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Peter’s first epistle was written near the end of his life and it is designed to give us perspective.  He tells us that we get to see things that the saints of the Old Testament could not see.  And in light of these things, we have a living hope that brings confidence and stability and we can live in a manner that anticipates these future glories.

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1 Peter Study, Part 4 (at Christ Church): The Living Hope

This entry is part 4 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Jesus calls us to a living hope; a hope that will not die.  A hope that is so transformative that it will produce an inheritance.  Dr. Boa expounds on the four qualities of the inheritance and the legacy that we share with Christ as co-heirs, as sons and daughters of the King.

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1 Peter Study, Part 1 (at Christ Church): The Glory Will Endure

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

Dr. Boa provides an overview of the first epistle of Peter.  It is a book of encouragement and hope to a people who are oppressed and persecuted.  There are three overarching themes throughout this book:  suffering, glory and grace.  By God’s grace, He transmutes the lead of suffering into the gold of glory; a glory that will endure.

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