As we come to the end of 1 Peter, we find Peter’s call to humility and courage to a suffering church. In this sermon, we find ourselves receiving this twin call that is the secret to Christian courage.
In the midst of Christian suffering, there is an outstanding opportunity for the incontrovertible showing of the grace of God to all around. We resume Peter’s letter to a church on the brink of a fiery trial.
In the face of a terrible storm of persecution that was coming over the Philippian church, Peter asks the church to rejoice! How are we to understand this seemingly incongruous advice?
Peter has talked at length about the Christian’s attitude to everyday trouble. But now he turns his attention to the ‘fiery trial’ – a terrible storm of persecution that the church at Philippi was to face soon.
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