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1 Peter (2015)

1 Peter (2015)

January 2015 - February 2019

Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.

This epistle focuses on the critical doctrine of how we face adversity and how we are to think about it in our lives. The key word is the word for suffering and its many synonyms. The purpose is to remind all believers that God has a destiny and a future inheritance for them. What we think of as speed bumps interfering with our personal plans are actually God’s training tools and are to be expected, rejoiced in, and not dreaded.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here and here.

To view all video Bible studies of the 1 Peter series, click here.

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Thu, Feb 07, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 27 secs
Watch out! If you’re a Christian you have a stalker who wants to destroy your faith. What should you do? Listen to this lesson to learn who the stalker is and what your response should be. See an example of a man of great faith who faced terrible undeserved suffering. Find out the importance of standing firm and enduring in adversity. Learn the purpose of testing and like Job, recognize that everything we have is a gift from God and things are not the reason for our happiness.
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 39 secs
Why was Satan allowed to tempt Eve in the Garden of Eden and why was he permitted to test the Lord Jesus Christ? Listen to this amazing lesson that pulls back the curtain on the unseen spiritual war that rages around us so we get a glimpse of the larger picture behind world history. Hear twenty-two summarizing reasons that show a theme throughout the Bible of a trial that is occurring where Satan is the defendant and humans are the witnesses. Find out that since Satan has already been sentenced by God to the Lake of Fire why the sentence has not yet been carried out. With this knowledge gain an enlarged perspective on the tests and adversities that come into your life and how to handle them.

The book by Dr. Bruce Baker entitled For Thou Art With Me. Biblical Help for the Termially Ill and for Those Who Love Them is available from Grace Acres Press as a paperback or ebook.

Thu, Jan 03, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 8 secs
Take a moment to visualize Satan. Do you see a devilish creature with red skin, horns, a tail, and a pitchfork? Listen to this lesson to learn that Satan (also referenced as Lucifer) was a magnificent angelic creature called a cherub who covered the throne of God. See that he was a skilled musician and ruled over the other cherubs. Hear the five arrogant statements he made which led to his condemnation and being cast out of his exalted position. Find out the identities of the prince of Tyre and the king of Tyre and how Satan is behind the throne of evil human leaders. Recognize that our lives are lived in the midst of this warfare and that at times we suffer for this reason.
Thu, Dec 27, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10 & Isaiah 13-14
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 23 secs
Begin a riveting exploration of the unseen world that affects everything we do today. Listen to this lesson to hear about a prehistoric angelic creature in the Bible called Lucifer (as well as other names) who rebelled against God and the part he plays throughout human history. Hear three views of interpretation of Isaiah 13–14 and Ezekiel 28 and which one is supported by a literal, inerrant view of Scripture. See nine reasons why these passages are referring to Satan and whether Babylon’s final destruction is yet to come. Learn from this that Christians today still face Satanic attacks.
Thu, Dec 20, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 10 secs
Are you aware that you have a target on your back that Satan is aiming at to get you to rebel against God? Listen to this lesson to learn about the invisible warfare all Christians are engaged in on a daily basis. Hear eleven biblical names for Satan and what these names teach us about him. See the commands we have been given on how to handle Satan’s attacks on us with an emphasis on standing our ground. Find out the categories of suffering and how all suffering can be turned into blessing in our lives. At the end hear a report from Jeff Phipps on his mission work in Brazil.
Thu, Dec 13, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:7-8
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 27 secs
How do we cast all our cares on God? Listen to this lesson to learn that this involves submitting to authority and obedience to God’s Word. Find out that when we have genuine humility God will lift us up, but that going through the motions of worship must be accompanied by a humble mental attitude. See that our example is that Christ did not depend upon Himself to bear the suffering on the Cross but was totally dependent on God the Father and that should be our mindset when we face adversity and suffering.
Thu, Nov 29, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:5-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 21 secs
What makes someone a fool? Listen to this lesson to learn about four categories of fools and see that at times believers act as fools. Hear about the facets of the sin nature and how we are affected by these when we are not walking by means of the Holy Spirit. See four contrasts between those that God abominates and those He blesses. As believers we are not to be under the control of our arrogance but we are to humble ourselves and be submissive to authority and to one another with Christ as our example.
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:5-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 17 secs
Is it important for us to assert ourselves in order to be successful? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible teaches us that we are to humble ourselves. Find out the meaning of humility and its relationship to submission to authority. See that humility must be taught by parents when a child is young and may include corporal punishment. Accept that by nature we are all arrogant and that Christ’s submission to the Cross is to be our example.
Thu, Nov 08, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:4-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 11 secs
What crowns can believers anticipate receiving at the Judgment Seat of Christ? Listen to this lesson to hear about four crowns that we are eligible to receive and what the qualifications are. For those who are spiritual leaders in the church, learn about a special crown and also the importance of preparation for the exercise of your spiritual gift. For all believers, make decisions to grow to spiritual maturity, remembering that salvation is a free gift but rewards and crowns are earned. Join in the celebration when our Savior graciously presents us with rewards and crowns.
Thu, Nov 01, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 42 secs
Are you living a life of purpose or just drifting along with whatever the day brings? Listen to this lesson to see the importance of having the aim of spiritual maturity as you organize your time. Find out the difference between rulers’ crowns and crowns for believers. Hear seven points describing these stephanos crowns and see when they are awarded. When life becomes difficult and we grow weary, be reminded of the crowns that await those who are faithful servants of God.