In this installment of Transforming Grace, Pastor Neil discusses shepherd’s attitude toward the flock.
Pastor Neil discusses how God uses suffering and trial His people’s lives to purify them. The fire that will one day judge the world now purifies God’s people through fiery trials by which they glorify God and prepare themselves for eternal glory.
From I Peter 4:7-11, Neil teaches how God intends for us to live in the blessing of true stewardship.
Neil focuses on the call to deal with sin on the basis of the finished work of Jesus. Believers are to live different lives as from what they were in this world.
In I Peter 3:18-22, Peter encourages God’s people to the ultimate victory in suffering by focusing on the victory of the suffering of Christ over all principalities, powers, rulers and authorities.
Introduction Heretics, atheists, guilty of outrageous crimes, wickedness, and evil deeds, cannibals, incestuous, guilty of impeding the public good: these are just some of the terms used by Romans to describe Christians in the first century. Christians were mocked, maligned, had their words distorted, and at times, threatened with violence. At the time of Peter’s writing, it was just beginning to happen but had not yet blossomed into full blown persecution leading to martyrdom. Judaism persecuted believers in Jerusalem but…