Recorded talks on 1 Peter

These are fairly recent Sunday talks. For the very latest, see the "Latest Recorded Talks" page. Previous talks are available on the Luke's Gospel page,  "Talks on Isaiah",  "Talks on Philippians", and the Recorded Earlier page. You can download still older files, back to 2011, from the Sermon Archive. For some of our favourites from all these collections, see the panel at the lower right of this page. 

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Sermon series, September 2018 onwards:

 

1 Peter – Reading of the whole letter

(Pat Grant, Assanatu Wundeh, Sue Pattison, Yinka Oladejo, Musa Watila, 9 September 2018)

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1 Peter 1:1-2 – Chosen scattered strangers

The striking way that Peter speaks of our identity.  (Erik Pattison, 9 September 2018)

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1 Peter 1:3-9 – Proved genuine

Why do trials come in this life, and what will there be at the end of it?  (Neville Reid, 16 September 2018)

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Peter 1:1-12 – Enjoying salvation

Peter insists that we can enjoy salvation now, in the midst of trials.  (Erik Pattison, 23 September 2018)

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1 Peter 1:13–2:3 – Reasons to be holy

Peter tells believers that they are called, redeemed and born again.  He then makes important connections with his reminders to us that our daily lives must be holy and loving.  (Neville Reid, 30 September 2018)

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Peter 2:1-12 – The House of the Spirit

"Living stones" is a strange image, apparently contradictory.  Why does Peter use this idea to describe both Christ and his people?  (Erik Pattison, 7 October 2018.  Please bear with background noise from the children in the first 12 minutes of this recording.)

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1 Peter 2:1-12 – Destiny and calling

Peter says some people are destined to reject Christ, others called into God's chosen people.  What makes the difference between these destinies?  (Erik Pattison, 14 October 2018)

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1 Peter 2:11-17 – Show proper respect to everyone

Peter urges us to live undeniably good lives.  Being obedient citizens is just part of a wider pattern.  (Neville Reid, 21 October 2018)

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1 Peter 2:18-23 – Called to suffer unfairly

Suffering finds us all, and there is usually no fairness about it.  How does Peter start telling us to respond?  (Neville Reid, 28 October 2018)

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1 Peter 2:24-25 – He carried our sins in his body

How does this connect to the way we live, and why does Peter add "By his stripes you are healed"?  (Neville Reid, 4 November 2018)

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1 Peter 3:1-9 – Free submission

We are set free by learning to submit.  Peter's command to wives fits with what he has been saying to everyone about Christian living.  His demand on husbands is not easy either, but it is essential.  (Erik Pattison, 11 November 2018. This is a longer recording including Q&A at the end)

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1 Peter 3:8-22 – How to inherit a blessing

People say Christianity doesn't work.  But Peter is not idealistic; he is giving us a practical way to live.  (Erik Pattison, 18 November 2018. This recording again includes Q&A at the end)

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