33 Sermons: 1 Peter: Grow in the Grace & Knowledge of Christ

King of the Nations

1 Peter 1:1-2

by John Piper

How Aliens Keep the Identity of Their Homeland

1 Peter 1:1-2 and 1 Peter 4:7-10

by John Piper

We need each other if we are going to escape the drunkening effects of the world and live as sober aliens.

Divine Election: The Role of the Father and the Spirit

1 Peter 1:1-2

by John Piper

We are aliens not because men have rejected us, but because God has elected us.

God's Great Mercy and Our New Birth

1 Peter 1:3-4

by John Piper

Our response to being born again and being given a living hope and an imperishable inheritance in heaven should be to bless God.

The Elect Are Kept by the Power of God

1 Peter 1:5

by John Piper

Our security is not in making heaven unconditional. Our security is in God's infallible commitment to fulfill the conditions of heaven.

Joy Through the Fiery Test of Genuine Faith

1 Peter 1:6-7

by John Piper

There is a design in your distresses as a Christian. God wills them, and he does so for your good.

True Christianity: Inexpressible Joy in the Invisible Christ

1 Peter 1:8-9

by John Piper

You love Jesus and trust him and rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory. This is true Christianity.

What the Prophets Sought and Angels Desired

1 Peter 1:10-12

by John Piper

We should be amazed at the greatness of our salvation and that the prophets of God and the angels of heaven long to look into it.

Girding the Mind to Guard Your Hope

1 Peter 1:13

by John Piper

Avoid what numbs your mind to God and stay sober for the sake of hope.

The Lust of Ignorance and the Life of Holiness

1 Peter 1:14-16

by John Piper

The grace of God is the source of your hope and the holiness of God is the standard of your holiness.

A Sojourn on Earth in Confident Fear

1 Peter 1:17-19

by John Piper

God's purpose in the blood of Jesus is our justification and our sanctification. They cannot be separated.

Christ Appeared That We Might Hope in God

1 Peter 1:20-21

by John Piper

That Your Prayers May Not Be Hindered

1 Peter 3:7

by John Piper

There are ways live that hinder prayers and there is a way to live that helps prayer.

The Seed of the Word and the Fruit of Love

1 Peter 1:22-25

by John Piper

The power to love comes through hoping in God.

Long for the Pure Milk of the Word

1 Peter 2:1-3

by John Piper

Long for the pure milk of the Word. Do not settle for spiritual fatalism. It is not God's will for you.

Becoming a Spiritual House and Holy Priesthood

1 Peter 2:4-8

by John Piper

Are the sacrifices we offer spiritual sacrifices?

Why God Laid a Stone of Stumbling

1 Peter 2:4-8

by John Piper

No human can thwart the purposes of God, neither by belief nor unbelief.

Christian Identity and Christian Destiny

1 Peter 2:9-10

by John Piper

God made us who we are to show the world who he is.

Who Shall Shepherd the Flock?

1 Peter 5:1-4

by John Piper

Elders must lead the church in times of blessing and of refinement.

The War Against the Soul and the Glory of God

1 Peter 2:11-12

by John Piper

The two greatest issues in life are how the soul of man might not be destroyed and how the glory of God might not be belittled.

Slaves of God: Free from All to Honor All

1 Peter 2:13-17

by John Piper

The aim of life—including our social and political life—is to live to God.

How To Suffer for Doing What Is Right

1 Peter 2:18-23

by John Piper

Radical Christianity, real Christianity, makes a difference.

Christ Died for Our Sins That We Might Die to Sin

1 Peter 2:21-25

by John Piper

Jesus died for us to make us like him.

Women of Valor for Non-Promise Keepers

1 Peter 3:1-7

by John Piper

Those married to unbelieving husbands should be like the holy women of old and hope in God. In fact, we all should.

Your Calling Is to Bless Believers

1 Peter 3:8-12

by John Piper

The primary purpose of small groups is to help each other maintain the full assurance of faith.

Christ Is Hallowed in Us When We Hope in Him

1 Peter 3:13-17

by John Piper

Jesus shines bright when our hope is meek, fearless, well-defended, and zealous for good deeds.

Strengthened to Suffer: Christ, Noah, and Baptism

1 Peter 3:18-22

by John Piper

The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. Let's follow him.

Arming Yourself with the Purpose to Suffer

1 Peter 4:1-6

by John Piper

The Great Commission will not be completed without suffering.

God in Everything at the End of the Age

1 Peter 4:7-11

by John Piper

What did Peter mean when he wrote that the end of all things is at hand?

Why We Can Rejoice in Suffering

1 Peter 4:12-19

by John Piper

The Great King keeps his finest wine in the cellar of affliction.

How Elder-Shepherds Prepare to Meet the Chief Shepherd

1 Peter 5:1-4

by John Piper

When the Chief Shepherd comes, he is going to call elders to account and say, "Did you feed my sheep?"

Are You Humble Enough to Be Care-Free?

1 Peter 5:5-7

by John Piper

Humility is what we need if we hope to find rest in the promises of God.

The Dominion Belongs to the God of All Grace

1 Peter 5:8-14

by John Piper

If God called you to his glory, he's going to get you to his glory.