Category Archives: Peter I

January 23, 2018 psalm 124, I peter 3, psalm 125, (21)

So what did Peter have in mind when he was encouraging women to bring their husbands to faith in Christ. They are not referred as the inferior but maybe the delicate vessel. In the first generation of Christianity men and women had equality. Why did Peter feel he needed to make this statement to women. Interesting that Noah was saved from the water and are saved by the water in baptism through Christ. This chapter sets

January 16, 2018 Psalm 126, I Peter 4, Psalm 127, (19)

The Psalm talks about what God gives to us. If we avert a tragedy god is watching over us, if we don’t avert it then we hold God accountable. But Jesus says we may have to be persecuted in his name. We suffer for the evil that we do, but even in evil, there is still repentance available. Chuck talks about how choices are part of our God-given free choice and pray for others not necessarily for us. Sometimes we want answers and don’t understand why bad things happen or for that matter good things. Your suffering ties you to Christ. Verse 6 talks about the gospel being preached even to the dead and could be saved after death. Is this the justification that can come to others only at the end of their lives.

January 9, 2018 Psalm 123, I peter 3, Psalm 125 (21)

So what did peter have in mind when he was encouraging women to bring their husbands to faith in Christ. They are not referred as the inferior but maybe the delicate vessel. In the first generation of Christianity men and women had equality. Why did peter feel he needed to make this statement to women. Interesting that Noah was saved from the water and we are saved by the water in baptism through Christ. This chapter sets the criteria for speaking with God.

January 2, 2018 Psalm 123, I Peter 2 (150

The psalm asks for relief without bargaining for it. They didn’t offer to be good in exchange for help. It was a song they would sing to god for many years. We then talked about music in ancient times. In I Peter there is a longing for a heavenly home. The concept of purgatory might have come from Jesus saying he had to be made whole and then in Maccabees there is a description of playing for the dead. We are likened here to sheep who tend to wander off and Jesus will bring us back. The people are told they shouldn’t fight back when oppressed by others, but you should live justly no matter how much adversity you face. It was set in a time when Christians were a subject of derision. Peter writes to Christians who struggle because the live in this world but are really citizens of heaven.
He was encouraging people by saying that the time would come but we don’t know when. This could have been addressed to the servants in order to be saved and have the hope of heaven. We have to be careful that we don’t just knuckle under no matter what. Do we face suffering today although we think our faith is a result of our superiority and is a reward to us for our goodness.

December 6, 2016 Psalm 135:1-13, I Peter 4:12-5:14 (20)

Deuteronomy will be next. Og was a giant who was the son of a fallen angel and a woman and was among a race of giants. These were Nephalum.
Some interesting verses in Peter. When you are in suffering you are in league with Jesus. Possibly the pride can be in having a relationship with God. If suffering for gods will, continue to do good. does God just prepare us to handle the things that happen to us and to try to help those who are trying to deal with problems. is it our role to help others even in our being to the faithful creator and continue to do good. I see some meaning in these passages that could be helpful in dealing with suffering. there is a great variety of translations of this book. We can’t deal with a god who controls everything, because God controls both good and evil. Peter seems to me to be telling people how to stay faithful to god. Not so much an evangelist.