Every Sunday, from 02/17/2019 to 04/14/2019, 10:45 AM
Location: Worship Center - First Baptist Church, 1100 Lee Avenue, Lafayette, LA US 70501
New sermon series by Pastor Steve Horn
The author of 1 and 2 Peter is the apostle Peter that we are familiar with in the Gospels and Acts. During the ministry of Jesus, no other person is more important to the story than Peter. He is the primary preacher of the early church proclaiming the significance of the resurrection of the Lord. (Acts 2) Peter’s influential background is the backdrop of the importance of these two letters.
These letters are written to “those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.” Peter desires to make the point that as believers they are strangers in this world. Their beliefs are foreign. Here is where the book begins to take on a contemporary application for the modern day believer in Christ. We also are strangers in this world. Our beliefs are foreign to the world around us. Our beliefs, desires, and habits of holiness are often thought of as foreign and silly in an unbelieving world.
The purpose of 1 Peter is to encourage the recipients to endure in their commitment to Christ. The description of being aliens in the land in which they live coupled with the general call to endurance throughout the letter suggests the idea that they were suffering from some level of persecution.
Join us for this verse by verse study of 1 Peter in the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. worship services.