We Get Grace, God Gets Glory

1 Peter 5:12

God’s grace turns rebels into citizens, orphans into children, an adulteress into a sinless bride. In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that we receive the grace, he receives the glory.

Principle for Bible Reading

Word Searches

Word searches are important for deep study of the Bible. To conduct one, search for a particular word throughout the Bible (or specific book) to help clarify meaning and make connections to other Scriptures.

A concordance makes these searches easy as they list words and where each is used in the Bible. Beyond this you can usually search Bible apps or online texts for instances of where specific words are found throughout the Bible.

Try conducting a word search of “grace” in 1 Peter.

Study Questions

  1. How would you explain the relationship between grace and obedience?
  2. How does Peter summarize his entire book in 1 Peter 5:12?
  3. How can you obey the commandment to stand firm in the grace of God this week (1 Peter 5:12)?

  • The 8 Steps of Christian Obedience | In this episode of Ask Pastor John, he gives eight steps of sanctification.

  • Relying on Grace Givens God Glory | In this devotional, Pastor John explains why it is glorious that God desires to magnify himself by giving his people grace.

  • Habits of Grace | In this excellent book, David Mathis gives us counsel on how to walk in the God-given channels of grace in order to know and adore Jesus.