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Bernard Gabbott - Sunday, 3 September 2023

The Right Side of History

Peter focusses on the relationships of God’s mob – amongst themselves and with the outside world – as the world around them causes them suffering. It should not surprise us that Jesus is the template; moreover, Jesus displays the vindication of this practice and proclamation, showing how practicing God displays the certain truth of the nature and work of God.

Scripture References: 1 Peter 3:8-22, Psalms 34:1-22, Isaiah 8:11-22

From Series: "1 Peter"

Peter is the apostle I most identify with. He is the right-hand man of Jesus who often gets it—and commonly stumbles. He takes, in my reckoning, close to 15 years to truly understand the grace of Jesus. And, when he does, he writes a letter like 1 Peter—follow Jesus, where you are—He is the cause and template of your life as God’s mob. The context is that of God’s mob scattered, right throughout Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). They are regarded as strange and different, misfits in a Roman Empire that ‘killed’ their Lord! And Peter exhorts them: ‘this is the true grace of God. Take your stand in it!’ (1 Peter 5:12)


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