Scripture describes every Christian as both a citizen of heaven and a stranger on earth. So how does that translate to your daily life? We’ll discover what it means to live as Resident Aliens when our study in First Peter continues on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!
First Peter is a handbook for Christian Living. All of the foundations necessary for building lives of spiritual maturity are contained in these chapters. Peter’s readers were geographically scattered and in the face of all kinds of challenges, they needed to be theologically grounded. Jesus had given Peter the task of feeding and strengthening the sheep. This compelling, practical, vital letter is surely part of the response to that directive. Peter is clear about his purpose: to stimulate their faith, to assure them of the reliability of God’s word, and to encourage them to stand fast in God’s grace.
Peter’s assurance to those who belong to Christ is still a great encouragement today. In volume one of this series, Alistair Begg reminds Christians of our heavenly citizenship and calls listeners to continue growing in faith and hope in Christ through trials.
|Three Facts True of Every Christian||1 Peter 1:1-2|
|A Living Hope, Part One||1 Peter 1:3-5|
|A Living Hope, Part Two||1 Peter 1:3-9|
|Concerning this Salvation ...||1 Peter 1:10-16|
|Resident Aliens||1 Peter 1:17-25|
|Growing Up||1 Peter 2:1-3|
|Believing, Belonging, Behaving||1 Peter 2:1-1:10|
|The Precious Cornerstone||1 Peter 2:4-10|
Divine love is clearly observable when it shines in the face of judgments. Fair is that single star that smiles through the gaps in the thunderclouds; bright is the oasis that blooms in the wilderness of sand; so fair and so bright is love in the midst of wrath. When the Israelites provoked the Most High by their continued idolatry, He punished them by withholding both dew and rain, so that their land was visited by a sore famine; but ...
Here at Parkside, we’re nearing the end of a series of studies in 2 Timothy. In the closing verses, Paul makes a heartfelt appeal for Timothy to come and visit him in person, and to come soon. Imprisoned in Rome, anticipating the end of his earthly life, and deserted by Demas, it’s not difficult to imagine Paul’s loneliness and his longing to see a cherished and trusted friend face to face.