1 Peter

On Humbling Ourselves Before God

Jun 22

On Humbling Ourelves Before God   “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.” — 1 Peter v. 6.   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 …

1 Peter:5:6

Jesus, the Stumbling Stone of Unbelievers

Jun 22

Jesus, the Stumbling Stone of Unbelievers   “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious; but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient.” — …

1 Peter:2:7-8

Coming – Always Coming

Oct 29

COMING — ALWAYS COMING.   “To whom coming.” — 1 Peter ii. 4.   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 …

1 Peter:2:4

The Test of Taste

Oct 12

The Test of Taste   “If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”— 1 Peter ii.3.     I THINK there can be very little doubt that Peter is here quoting from Psalm xxxiv. 8: “O taste and see that the Lord is good.” As I read you the chapter just now, I could not help …

1 Peter:2:3

Christ Precious to Believers

Mar 30

Christ Precious to Believers   “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious.”— 1 Peter ii. 7.   HERE we have no far-fetched statement: it belongs to every-day life. Those now present who believe can verify it on the spot: as believers, they can tell us whether the Lord Jesus is precious to them or not. We are not …

1 Peter:2:7

The Trial of Your Faith

Dec 02

The Trial of Your Faith   “The trial of your faith.”— 1 Peter i. 7.   IT is a great thing if any man can truthfully speak to you, my brother, about “your faith” for all men have not faith, and wherever faith is found, it is the token of divine favour. True faith is, in every case, of …

1 Peter:1:7

Our Ascended Lord

Nov 07

Our Ascended Lord   “Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.” — 1 Peter iii. 22.   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 …

1 Peter:3:22

A Seasonable Exhortation

Jul 11

A Seasonable Exhortation   “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”— 1 Peter i. 13.   To read the whole chapter is most helpful to the understanding of our text If we have studied it …

1 Peter:1:13

Luminous Words

Dec 28

Luminous Words   “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, hut to the will of …

1 Peter:4:1-3

A Witness and a Partaker

Nov 04

 A Witness and a Partaker   “The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed.”— 1 Peter v. 1.   KINDLY notice, dear friends, the apostle’s great gentleness. Peter was not always thus gentle, but the …

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