This series of messages is a verse by verse exposition of the book of 1 Peter by Dave Rich, a pastor at Kootenai Community Church. For more sermon series and verse-by-verse expository preaching, please visit https://kootenaichurch.org and click on the KCC Audio Archive.
Wait on the Lord (1 Peter 1:13)
In order for this life to accomplish its intended purpose of sanctification for the good of the believer and the glory of God, we must obey the command to set our hope completely on the grace that is promised to be ours at the revelation of Jesus Christ. An exposition of 1 Peter 1:13.
Four Perspectives on our Great Salvation (1 Peter 1:10-12)
The prophets, apostles, angels, and even the Holy Spirit Himself have as the focus of their interest and attention the gospel of our salvation. Peter challenges us as "elect exiles" being sanctified through trials to have that same edifying, empowering, calming, happy-making focus on our salvation. If the gospel is the focus of God, angels, and the best of men, wisdom dictates God's people have that same focus. An exposition of 1 Peter 1:10-12.
What is Salvation? (1 Peter 1:9)
Peter says his readers are "obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls". But how can Christians living through trial be said to be obtaining salvation? Isn't salvation something that happened in the past, when they were converted? In this sermon, we examine the ordo salutis to understand exactly which element(s) of our salvation we are presently "obtaining."
Loving and Believing In the Unseen Christ (1 Peter 1:8)
Peter marvels at the love and faith of His readers in a Savior they have never seen and do not see now. What makes our obedient love and absolute trust in Christ so commendable to Peter? It's the fact that the object of our love and faith, the unseen Savior, does not communicate with us outside of His word. An exposition of 1 Peter 1:8.
Joy, Purpose, and Reward through Trials (1 Peter 1:6-7)
A thorough theology of trials in the Christian life. Rejoice in your salvation, understand the nature of trials, realize the purpose of trials, and look forward to a reward for faithful endurance. An exposition of 1 Peter 1:6-7.
Regenerated Through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:3)
This passage says God has “caused us to be born again...through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” What is the connection between the regenerating work of God and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ? This message attempts to answer that question by examining why we need to be made alive spiritually, and what exactly happened when Christ was raised physically. Peter reveals a connection between these two events that encourages believers to endure suffering with joy and confidence as they live as aliens in a fallen world. An exposition of 1 Peter 1:3.