Persecution and Elders: A Study of 1 Peter

As we continue our series on 1 Peter, in this video we discuss the guidance God through Peter gives Christians who suffer from persecution because of their faith (1 Pet. 4:12-19). We then turn to chapter 5 and examine the instruction God gives to elders of the church (5:1-4). Watch the class below and make…

The Benefits of the Discipline of God

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 After acknowledging the persecution with which his readers were burdened (Hebrews 10:32-39) and encouraging them to persevere by reminding them of the hardships experienced by the…

Will We Be Able To Endure?

But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated.  For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you…

A Burning Fire Shut Up In My Bones

The prophet Jeremiah was at the end of his rope.  A priest named Pashhur, the son of the chief officer in the house of the Lord, a person whom one would think would stand by Jeremiah as he preached God’s Word, had in fact done the exact opposite.  He had “beat Jeremiah the prophet, and…

What Does The Bible Say?

One of the darkest times in Israel’s history was when “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25).  It seems that mindset is growing more prevalent in our society today.  These days, no one is truly wrong about anything…except the one who would dare to say that someone else is wrong.  Our…