Month: October 2012

1 Peter 4:1-11

1.  We have a couple more complicated passages again this morning. What does it mean to suffer in the flesh and be done with sin? What does it mean to say the gospel was preached to those who are now dead? Let’s look at the first. “He who suffered in his body is done with sin” has sometimes been read to justify self-imposed suffering or physical pain and deprivation to increase holiness. The Catho ...[Read More]

1 Peter 3:1-12

1. In the final chapter of John, Jesus tells Peter how he is to die – upside down. In a sense he also lived upside down from what he had been as a young man. The Apostle writing these letters is not the impulsive and proud person we meet in the Gospels. Instead, we see a man seasoned by age, circumstances and the Holy Spirit. Time and again, including the passage this morning, he talks about the v ...[Read More]