Sermon Series: Peter's First Letter

Sermon Text: 1 Peter 3:8-9

Sermon Title: For To This You Were Called

Daily Devotional Guide

Not every player on a football team is expected to throw touchdown passes but at least one is. And not every player will kick extra points. One good, healthy kicker is enough. But there are some things that are expected of every player on the team, regardless of his position. Each player should be devoted, hard-working, and in good shape. 

In this portion of 1 Peter, we are coming out of a section of specific instructions given to believers in certain situations to a more general command for all believers. Every believer needs to seek community with other believers while fighting to put off sin. As you read, pray, and listen this week, ask God to give you grace in this endeavor.

Monday - 1 Corinthians 13

Tuesday - 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

Wednesday - Romans 12:1-8

Thursday - Romans 12:9-21

Friday - Romans 14:1-12

Saturday - Romans 14:13-23

Sunday - Romans 15:1-13


Sermon Series: Peter's First Letter

Sermon Text: 1 Peter 2:18-25

Sermon Title: The Cross and the Workplace

Daily Devotional Guide

Being a Christian isn't always easy. We forget that because, in this part of the world at least, it has been somewhat easy to follow Jesus when you compare our struggles with those of our brothers and sisters who live in other places. To be clear, even under ideal conditions it can be hard to obey what Jesus teaches. But would you rather be a new convert to Christianity in Byron, Georgia or Afghanistan? 

I'm no fortune teller. God hasn't given me a special word. But a careful look at our world reveals that global leaders are becoming bolder in their quest for power and restriction of liberty. Now is not the time for the church to run away and hide. Our witness is needed in our community. And that means hardship for us. It means that there will be difficult issues that we need to address. It means that we need to be in the word. And it means that we need to keep our eyes on our Shepherd. 

In sort of a passing reference in today's text, Jesus is referred to as our Shepherd and Overseer. We must not lose sight of this. We are not on our own. We have not been abandoned. We are not without hope. The road ahead of us is dangerous but the Shepherd who guides us is loving, true and sovereign. 

Monday - John 10:1-6

Tuesday - John 10:7-21

Wednesday - John 10:22-30

Thursday - John 10:31-42

Friday - Psalm 23:1-3

Saturday - Psalm 23:4-6

Sunday - 1 Peter 3:1-7