2 PETER 1:5-9 / BLOG

“In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. TheContinue reading “2 PETER 1:5-9 / BLOG”

1 PETER 1:10-12 / BLOG

“This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this gracious salvation prepared for you. They wondered what time or situation the Spirit of Christ within them was talking about when he told them in advance about Christ’s suffering and his great glory afterward. They were told thatContinue reading “1 PETER 1:10-12 / BLOG”

1 PETER 1:6-9 / BLOG

“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong throughContinue reading “1 PETER 1:6-9 / BLOG”

2 PETER 1:3-4 / BLOG

“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great andContinue reading “2 PETER 1:3-4 / BLOG”

1 PETER 1:3-5 / BLOG

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyondContinue reading “1 PETER 1:3-5 / BLOG”

2 PETER 1:1-2 / BLOG

“This letter is from Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior. May God give you more and more grace and peaceContinue reading “2 PETER 1:1-2 / BLOG”

1 PETER:1-2 / BLOG

“This letter is from Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to God’s chosen people who are living as foreigners in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyedContinue reading “1 PETER:1-2 / BLOG”

EPHESIANS 5:1-14 / BLOG

“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have noContinue reading “EPHESIANS 5:1-14 / BLOG”

EPHESIANS 4:17-32 / BLOG

Be truthful, we’re to be the light in these gentiles lives and not to be like them. Gentiles might try to attack us or try to get under our skin, but don’t attack them back or insult them. We’re to be graceful and mature. Don’t let your emotions get the best of you and listenContinue reading “EPHESIANS 4:17-32 / BLOG”

EPHESIANS 4:7-16 / BLOG

“However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ. That is why the Scriptures say, “When he ascended to the heights, he led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to his people.” Notice that it says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to ourContinue reading “EPHESIANS 4:7-16 / BLOG”