Sabbath: Be Who You Are

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Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Pet. 1:1-15, Eph. 2:8, Rom. 5:3-5, Heb. 10:38, Rom. 6:11, 1 Cor. 15:12-57. Memory Text: “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Jesus in the Writings of Peter

Spectacles on Bible

“It seems logical to begin with ‘Messiah,’ since the Christian church owes its name to the Greek equivalent Christos, the ‘Anointed One.’ The Hebrew word relates to the deliverer figure whom the Jews awaited and who would be God’s agent in the inauguration of a new age for God’s people. Both the Hebrew and the … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Jesus, the Divine Messiah

Jesus Protecting Earth

Peter knew not only that Jesus was the Messiah but that He was the Lord, as well. That is, by the time of these epistles, Peter knew that the Messiah was God Himself. Though the title “Lord” can have a secular meaning, the term also can be a clear reference to divinity. In 1 Peter … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Jesus in the Writings of Peter

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Jesus in the Writings of Peter” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Jesus as the Messiah

Come unto Me

As we saw earlier, one of the crucial turning points in Jesus’ earthly ministry was when, in response to a question about who He was, Peter answered: “‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God’” (Matt. 16:16, NKJV). The word Christ (christos in Greek) means the “anointed,” the “Messiah”; in Hebrew it is … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Resurrection of Jesus

Resurrection of Jesus

Read 1 Peter 1:3-4, 1 Peter 1:21; 1 Peter 3:21, John 11:25, Philippians 3:10-11; Revelation 20:6. What great hope are they pointing to, and what does it mean to us? As we have already seen, 1 Peter is addressed to those who are suffering because of their belief in Jesus. It is particularly appropriate, then, … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Passion of Christ

Christ Praying

Christians often talk about “the passion of Christ.” The word passion comes from a Greek verb that means “to suffer,” and the phrase “the passion of Christ” usually refers to what Jesus suffered in the final period of His life, beginning with the triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Peter, too, dwells on the theme of Christ’s … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Jesus Our Sacrifice

Jesus, Our Sacrifice

An overarching theme of the Bible, maybe even the overarching theme, is that of God’s work in saving fallen humanity. From the fall of Adam and Eve in Genesis to the fall of Babylon in Revelation, Scripture in one way or another reveals the work of God in seeking to save “that which was lost” … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Jesus in the Writings of Peter


Read for This Week’s Study: 1 Pet. 1:18-19; Col 1:13-14; Isa. 53:1-12; John 11:25; Ps. 18:50; 2 Pet. 1:1. Memory Text: “Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness-by whose stripes you were healed” (1 Peter 2:24, NKJV). As we have … [Click to read more …]