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 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 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 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 10 (at Christ Church): How Much Is Enough?

This entry is part 10 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Few people have answered the question:  ‘How much is enough?’ and so they are not content.  If you are not content with what you have, you surely won’t be content with what you want, because that moving target will continue on.  Dr. Boa offers a pathway to contentment which only comes through the living Word of God.  This Word of God is not just a moral mirror, but has the power to transform.

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1 Peter Study, Part 9 (at Christ Church): Embracing God’s Narrative

This entry is part 9 of 26 in the series 1 Peter Study (at Christ Church)

Peter invites his readers to embrace God’s narrative not the world’s narrative; to embrace a biblical perspective on life and not what we often would construe for ourselves.  This epistle gives a perspective of wisdom, faith, hope, and love and calls us to put our hope in the Living God and His unchanging character and promises.

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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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