A Spiritual House Connects with the Living Cornerstone (1 Peter 2:9-10)

You are a priest in God’s temple, His spiritual house, that builds, aligns, and connects each living stone with the Living Cornerstone, the first and foremost stone in the construction of any building. In the Kingdom of Christ, Jesus is that Living Cornerstone, and we are the living stones who build, align, and connect our […]

A Spiritual House Aligns with the Living Cornerstone (1 Peter 2:6-8)

How do you align your life with Jesus Christ? This is one of the most significant questions each of us must address because God has designed Christ-followers to be His ambassadors to a lost and hurting world. Jesus Christ the Living Cornerstone is the benchmark, the central point of measurement, for every living stone, each […]

CUTE GIRLS MADE: Modest (1 Peter 3:3-4)

Sex sells. Advertisements, social media architects, and Hollywood bombard their audiences with the message that a woman can gain the pursuit of any suitor if she reveals her body in a sensual manner. However, God created each female with a purpose to uniquely draw others, including her husband, to Christ (see 1 Peter 3:1-2). The […]

Crave the Word, Not the World, Part 3 (1 Peter 2:1-3)

What are you seeking when you read the Bible? Knowledge? Wisdom? Comfort? Joy? Strength? If we are honest, we often pursue the Word of God as a tool to improve our circumstances while we remain in control of our own lives. Jesus’ disciple, Peter, communicated a very clear message for us to experience The Almighty’s […]

Crave the Word, Not the World, Part 2 (1 Peter 2:1-3)

When last did you spend an uninterrupted ten minutes with God reading the Bible? Left unchecked, our cravings for the achievements and pleasures of this world choke out our desire for the Word of God. Malice blinds us to healthy relationships. Deceit masquerades as political expediency. Hypocrisy rewrites our identity. Envy hardens our heart. Slander […]

Crave the Word, Not the World, Part 1 (1 Peter 2:1-3)

When most of our daily freedoms and routines are stripped away, our true inner cravings are exposed. Whether it’s Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, our favorite restaurant, our local workout facility, or our daily marketplace activities, we all want more of what gratifies us. Amidst the stressors, our spiritual cravings tend to go in one of two […]

Love, Learn, Live the Word (1 Peter 2:23)

“When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly” (1 Peter 2:23). Love the Word Has someone insulted you or caused you harm? When either occurs, our first inclination is to retaliate or to make threats. However, […]

Exhale the Breath of Life to Others (1 Peter 3:15)

Do you secretly maintain a list of transgressions that disqualify sinners from the reach of God? Our beliefs affect our behavior, especially when encountering those who have blatantly sinned against God. Consequently, we must examine God’s passion for the lost to find life in Him and His desire to use us in the process. In […]