Posts with the category “1-peter”

We're Not Alone in This Journey - 1 Peter 5:6-14
January 25th, 2023
Sometimes when I experience hard times, it feels as if I am alone and the only one experiencing this at the moment. Sometimes it is difficult to see beyond our current situation. Sometimes, we are ju...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Shepherding the Followers of Christ - 1 Peter 5:1-5
January 24th, 2023
In today’s church, our church, are we shepherding those around us and guiding them in the ways of Christ? Our mission statement for our church is from Matthew 28:19: “Go therefore and make disciples ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Count Yourself Blessed - 1 Peter 4:12-19
January 23rd, 2023
Sometimes, I will catch my youngest sneaking some candy from the candy drawer without asking. She has a complete look of surprise when she’s caught in the act. I know this may not be the same thing, ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Taking Responsibility and Ownership of God's Grace - 1 Peter 4:7-11
January 22nd, 2023
What is it to be a ‘steward’ of something? Is it the person who hands out drinks on the airplane? Sometimes, words can get watered down in their definition. What does the noun form, stewardship, actu...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Putting Aside Our Sinful Nature - 1 Peter 4:1-6
January 21st, 2023
Have people ever come up to you and wondered why you are different? Have you heard gossiping behind your back because you won’t engage in certain activities? Is this because of the life you live acco...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Trial and Defense - 1 Peter 3:13-22
January 20th, 2023
My kids enjoy the show “Veggie Tales”. There is a song they sing called, “Stand Up!” The lyrics go:   Stand up! Stand up! For what you believe in, believe in, believe in, GOD! He's the one to bac...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Retaliating With Grace - 1 Peter 3:8-12
January 19th, 2023
My daughters know how to push each other's buttons. They understand the exact thing that will set the other off. Furthermore, they know how to retaliate in kind toward their sister. Because it isn't ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Building Stronger Marriages - 1 Peter 3:1-7
January 18th, 2023
I have a best friend. The one person that I know I can trust and fully confide in. God placed this person in my life almost 18 years ago. This person is my wife. I am no expert on marriage and will n...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Enduring Unjust Treatment - 1 Peter 2:18-25
January 17th, 2023
Growing up, I was punished innumerable times for doing something wrong. I may, or may not have, learned my lesson after being corrected. But, what happens when we are put down and persecuted again fo...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Absolute Submission - 1 Peter 2:11-17
January 16th, 2023
In today’s world, submission can be very difficult. I notice that my kids have tendencies to be less than submissive at times, especially the youngest. It is difficult to watch our nations crumble an...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Preparing The Temple of God - 1 Peter 2:4-10
January 15th, 2023
My youngest gets upset when her friends say “I’m not going to be your friend anymore”...But a few minutes later they are best friends again. Oh, the days when things were simple. My wife’s great-gran...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Satisfy the Craving
January 14th, 2023
One of my wife's favorite things to hear is when our kids express their absolutely dire situation by stating that they are "starving". More often than not, it is my teenage son who never seems to be ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Holiness, It's What I Long For
January 13th, 2023
 There is a song by Scott Underwood that is called “Take My Life”. In this song, it opens:                                    Holiness holiness                                            Is what I lon...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Building Authentic Faith
January 12th, 2023
Many people wonder how we can be ‘genuine’ toward others. There seem to be many Google answers for this, but what is an answer for how we develop the authenticity of our faith in Christ?1 Peter 1: 6-9...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins