Central Reflections: Forging a Common Identity

Edmund Clowney 1917-2005.jpgWe are united to Christ; the living stones are joined to the cornerstone. In that way the church becomes the true house of God. Peter’s language is corporate. He thinks of the spiritual temple, not as the body of an individual believer, but as the body of believers, the company of those who are joined to Christ.

– Edmund Clowney (1917 – 2005)

1 Peter 2.1-12.pdf                 1 Peter 2.1-12.mp3

Palmer St. Podcast: Looking Forward to Future Glory

Peter has been reminding us of the necessity of suffering, but suffering simply cannot be enjoyed for its own sake.  Here he draws our attention to the glory that awaits us as God’s people in the presence of our Lord.

1 Peter 5.mp3

1 Peter 5.pdf

1 Peter 5.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: Suffering That Glorifies God

There is a difference between the apostles and us on the point of suffering. We essentially thank the Lord that we don’t have to suffer for His sake. They thanked the Lord when they did.

1 Peter 4.mp3

1 Peter 4.pdf

1 Peter 4.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: Finding Purpose in Suffering

What we say and do in times of adversity can have more impact than what we say and do when all is going well. Times of suffering can be perfect opportunities to bear witness to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 3.13-22.mp3

1 Peter 3.13-22.pdf

1 Peter 3.13-22.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: Radical Submission, Continued

Peter continues his emphasis on voluntary subjection.  In chapter three he turns his attention to the relationship between husbands and wives.  He finishes the passage with a promise of God’s blessing: the goal of the submissive life.

1 Peter 3.01-12.mp3

1 Peter 3.01-12.pdf

1 Peter 3.01-12.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: Radical Submission

In this passage we will hear Peter’s instructions regarding the Christian attitude toward authority – and it is extremely instructive to us. Writing from Rome, and living under the tyranny of a maniac who would later literally crucify him, he tells us to submit.

1 Peter 2.13-25.mp3

1 Peter 2.13-25.pdf

1 Peter 2.13-25.pptx