1 Peter

1 Peter 1
Title: God's Chosen Exile People

Date: May 23, 2010

Theme: God’s chosen people live as exiles in this world, but are sustained by the covenant grace and peace of the Father, Son, and Spirit.

Text: 1 Peter 1:1-2

Reading: Hebrews 11:8-16

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Title: Living Hope Through the Resurrection of Jesus

Date: April 24, 2011

Theme: The resurrection of Jesus gives a living hope for troubled times for all those who are reborn through Him.

Text: 1 Peter 1:3-9

Reading: Matthew 28:1-10

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Title: Easter - Rejoice, For He is Risen

Date: March 23, 2008

Theme:  We should praise God for he has given us a new life, an inheritance, protection from the trials of life, and guaranteed our salvation, and this is all based on the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Text: 1 Peter 1:3-12

Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

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Title: The One True Hope

Date: May 30, 2010

Theme: We are to praise God for the hope we have in Jesus Christ in the midst of the conflict that exists between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Man.

Text: 1 Peter 1:3-12

Reading: Daniel 12

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Title: Called To A Holy Life of Hope

Date: June 6, 2010

Theme: As God’s chosen people, we are called to lives of holiness, built upon an eternal perspective that generates hope no matter our present circumstances.

Text: 1 Peter 1:13-21

Reading: 1 John 3:1-3

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Title: Spiritual Nourishment for a Life of Brotherly Love

Date: June 28, 2010

Theme: As God's chosen people, we are called to be nourished spiritually and to love our fellow believers fervently.

Text: 1 Peter 1:22-2:3

Reading: Isaiah 40:6-11

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1 Peter 2
Title: Spiritual Nourishment for a Life of Brotherly Love

Date: June 28, 2010

Theme: As God's chosen people, we are called to be nourished spiritually and to love our fellow believers fervently.

Text: 1 Peter 1:22-2:3

Reading: Isaiah 40:6-11

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Title: Disciples and the Local Church

Date: August 27, 2006

Theme: Disciples recognize that God commands them to become active, participating, committed members of a local church.

Text: 1 Peter 2:4-5

Reading: Hebrews 10:19-25

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Title: A Building Made by God

Date: July 4, 2010

Theme: In the midst of life in this fallen world we must always remember who it is that God has called us to be.

Text: 1 Peter 2:4-10

Reading Psalm 118:15-29

Benediction: Revelation 1:5b-6

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Title: A Biblically Based, Christ Centered, Caring Community

Date: March 29, 2009

Theme: As the people of God, we are to be a biblically based, Christ centered, caring community.

Text: 1 Peter 2:4-10

Reading: Psalm 118:19-29

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Title: BRCC's Vision and Church Planting

Date: April 17, 2011

Theme: BRCC is called to glorify God by building and planting local churches that are biblically based, Christ centered, caring communities, seeking to know Christ and make Him known.

Text: 1 Peter 2:4-10

Reading: Micah 4:1-7

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Title: Living As God's Exile People

Date: July 11, 2010

Theme: As God’s exile, sojourning people, Christians are called to resist sin and live lives devoted to good works, hoping that God will use these to draw unbelievers to the Gospel.

Text: 1 Peter 2:11-12

Reading: Matthew 5:3-16

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Title: Living in Godly Submission (Part 1)

Date: July 18, 2010

Theme: As God's exile, sojourning people, Christians are called to submit to and honor the authorities God has placed over them.

Text: 1 Peter 2:11-17

Theme: Titus 3:1-9

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Title: Living in Godly Submission (Part 2)

Date: July 25, 2010

Theme: As God’s exile, sojourning people, Christians are called to submit to the authorities God has placed over them - even if they are ungodly and unjust.

Text: 1 Peter 2:11-12; 18-25

Theme: Isaiah 53

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1 Peter 3
Title: Living in Godly Submission (Part 3)

Date: August 1, 2010

Theme: As God’s exile, sojourning people, Christian wives are called to submit to the husbands God has placed over them - even if they are ungodly, and Christian husbands are called to show honor to their wives.

Text: 1 Peter 3:1-7

Reading: Ephesians 5:22-32

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Title: Suffering and Vindication

Date: August 8, 2010

Theme: As Christians, we may be called by God to suffer for doing good, but He will vindicate His people in the end.

Text: 1 Peter 3:8-22

Reading: Psalm 34:11-22

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1 Peter 4
Title: Suffering Because Christ Suffered

Date: August 15, 2010

Theme: The society that we live in desires our sin. Are we willing to reject that sin and suffer as a result of that rejection as Christ suffered as our example.

Text: 1 Peter 4:1-11

Reading: Romans 6:1-11

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Title: Serving As A Means of Grace

Date: September 17, 2006

Theme: We have been called to be servants of Christ, giving from his riches and not our own, knowing that serving him will bring us face to face with him.

Text: 1 Peter 4:10

Reading: Revelation 22:1-6

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Title: Understanding Our Call

Date: September 30, 2012

Theme:  Calling refers to the specific tasks and responsibilities given to us by God, through which God works to serve our neighbors and promote the common good, restraining the effects of the curse and bringing blessing to every realm of life and every corner of creation.

Text: 1 Peter 4:10-11; Jeremiah 29:4-7

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Title: Spiritual Gifts and Service

Date: January 6, 2013

Theme: Each of us must know which gifts we have been given so that we can serve others, but we are also called to serve in areas where we are not gifted - especially helping those in need.

Text: 1 Peter 4:10-11; Galatians 6:9-10

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Title: Suffering As A Christian

Date: August 15, 2010

Theme: When faced with the fire of suffering for our faith, we are called to rejoice and entrust ourselves to our faithful God and continue to do good.

Text: 1 Peter 4:12-19

Reading: Psalm 31:1-5; Romans 5:1-5

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Title: Job - Part 2 - Wisdom in the Face of Suffering

Date: January 14, 2007

Theme: True wisdom is humble, knowing its own limits, and trusting in the limitless wisdom of God.

Text: Job 3-42 (1 Peter 4:19)

Reading: Romans 11:33-36

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1 Peter 5
Title: The Functions of An Elder-Shepherd

Date: May 7, 2006

Theme: Shepherds are called to serve the flock by feeding, protecting, leading, and equipping it to serve God.

Text: 1 Peter 5:1-4

Reading: Psalm 105:1-9

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Title: One Body, One Church, Doing Good

Date: August 30, 2010

Theme: As the body of Christ we are called to entrust ourselves to our faithful creator by doing good as the Church.

Text: 1 Peter 5:1-11

Scripture Reading: John 13:1-20

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Title: Discerning the Battle Lines

Date: February 8, 2009

Theme: We must be able to discern where the battle lines have been drawn if we have any chance of even entering into the battle.

Text: 1 Peter 5:8

Reading: 2 Kings 6:11-17

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Title: Encouragement for God's Sojourning Exiles

Date: September 5, 2010

Theme:  As God’s chosen, exile people, we are called to stand in His grace, loving, encouraging and serving one another, as He blesses us with His perfect peace.

Text:  1 Peter 5:12-14

Scripture Reading:  Romans 5:1-5

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