When preaching through a book, we are bound to encounter difficult topics that in our society create division and some think are better left unaddressed for the sake of peace. Yet, we deal with the messy issues of life all the time and we cannot escape them. God does not leave them alone either, That is good news. This week in 1 Peter, we see what God has to say about slavery and wives' submission to their husbands. You may be surprised to see what he has to say.
Sometimes it seems that God is speaking truth into our lives at the perfect time. This is not coincidence. This is a sign of God’s perfect providence. Our spiritual forefathers have stated that God governs all of His creatures and their actions through his works of Providence. They came to hold this belief from books like 1 Peter. In this series through 1 Peter, we will see the deep love and control of God over our lives, how He is weaving us into His great plan. Peter wrote this book to show that by seeing God’s awesome power and control we would entrust ourselves to His care, standing firm in the faith we have in Jesus, our rock and cornerstone.