Resources from 1 Peter

Jesus, the Stumbling Stone of Unbelievers

So it ever is where Jesus comes, he divides the company into believers and unbelievers, the obedient and the disobedient. But why are unbelievers here called disobedient? Is faith a matter of law, and because a man does not believe does he therefore disobey? How can it be otherwise? Is it not a natural duty for every man to believe that which is true? Let the very least among us...

1 Peter 2:7-8

On Humbling Ourselves Before God

PRIDE is so natural to fallen man that it springs up in his heart like weeds in a watered garden, or rushes by a flowing brook. It is an all-pervading sin, and smothers all things like dust in the roads, or flour in the mill. Its every touch is evil as the breath of the cholera-fiend, or the blast of the simoom. Pride is as hard to get rid of...

1 Peter 5:6

Coming - Always Coming

Oct 29 THE apostle is speaking of the Lord Jesus, of whom he had previously said, “If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious,” and he follows that sentence up with this, “To whom coming as unto a living stone.” Now, I want to call your special attention to this present participle— this act of coming— for there is much to counsel and to comfort us in the fact...

1 Peter 2:4

Our Ascended Lord

Nov 7 LAST Lord’s-day morning we considered the humiliation of our divine Lord, and I think, if one may speak for the rest, that we consciously and deeply felt how very near he came to us in his suffering condition, and how very near he still is to us as truly man. On that happy occasion we had fellowship with him of the truest kind. The sympathy of his soul toward us...

1 Peter 3:22

A Seasonable Exhortation

Jul 11 To read the whole chapter is most helpful to the understanding of our text If we have studied it carefully we must have said to ourselves, “How full of their Lord were the minds of these holy writers!” Peter can scarcely write a verse without an allusion to the Lord Jesus Christ. He was not only “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,” but you can see that his heart was...

1 Peter 1:13

Glory!

May 20 A FORTNIGHT ago, when I was only able to creep to the front of this platform, I spoke to you concerning the future of our mortal bodies: “We know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” On the next Sabbath day we went a step further, and we did not preach...

1 Peter 5:10

Sarah and Her Daughters

Apr 28 I DESIRE to thank God for having had the privilege of preaching in Exeter Hall yesterday to a large congregation from the whole of the second verse of the fifty-first of Isaiah,— “Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.” On that occasion I confined my remarks to Abraham, and tried to make prominent the facts...

1 Peter 3:6

Your Personal Salvation

Feb 22 THESE two texts will be to me as a bow and a sword: the first for shooting the arrows of truth, and the second for close quarters in dealing with individual consciences. You will see the reason for the pair of texts as we proceed. May the Holy Spirit make use of both according to his own mind.      Last Sabbath-day I discoursed upon the God of salvation: this morning...

1 Peter 1:9-12

Faith's Sure Foundation

Aug 18 MY sermon last Sabbath morning was upon the true position of the witness within, and I then tried to show that the warrant and ground of our believing in Christ unto eternal life is the witness which God himself has borne concerning his Son. Not our feelings, or experience, but the testimony of God, is to stand to us as the reason for our believing. I tried to set forth...

1 Peter 2:6