Learning from Overlooked Details

by Steve Wolfgang As part of my morning devotional, a recent reading was “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia” (I Peter 1:1 ESV). I am fascinated by the geography of the opening verse. It prevents me from blitzing through…

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How does “live as people who are free” fit with submission?

Question: I wanted some clarification on what Peter says in I Peter 2:16. What does Peter mean when he says “Live as people who are free”? The context throws me off a bit because he’s talking about being submissive to authority. Answer: “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king…

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I Peter 4:3 and ‘Social Drinking’

by Ron Halbrook (edited for length) Searching The Scriptures, June 1973 Three words are used in I Peter 4:3 which have a bearing on modern drinking practices. All three words describe the lifestyle of the old man, dead in sin — living “in the flesh to the lusts of men.” Peter pleads with those who are…

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Marriage Counsel from Peter

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2014Fall2MarriageCounselFromPeter.mp3 by Mike Waters The Good Life

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Please help me understand I Peter 4:17-18

Question: Please help me understand I Peter 4:17-18. Answer: “But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter. For the time has come…

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Why is I Peter 3:18-22 so important?

Question: I do not understand the interpretation of I Peter 3:18-22.  I read the web site but I still do not understand why this Scripture is so important. Please tell me. Answer: Since I don’t know what you don’t understand, I don’t know what more is needed beyond the explanation given in the lesson “How…

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How can Satan be bound if he is walking about like a roaring lion?

Question: Would you please assist me with a question about Revelation 20? I understand that Christ is now reigning and that when death is conquered at his second coming his reign will end. I know his reign is not a literal thousand years. But my question is: How is Satan bound for the thousand years…

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Could you explain I Peter 1:1-5?

Question: I kindly ask you to consider the questions of my searching heart and mind regarding this passage in the Holy Writ, which I want to be clarified without a shadow of a doubt. It is my desire to know the truth for it is by obeying the truth that our hearts are purified and…

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