Healthy Holiness

Peter was writing to Jewish disciples living away from their homeland. They were Jews living among Gentiles so there was some pushback from that, but more to the point, they were followers of Jesus of Nazareth, so they were at odds with most people within their already marginalized community—their neighbors, friends and family. It was aContinue reading “Healthy Holiness”

An Identity For All Times

Peter wrote to disciples who were being harassed because they had chosen to follow Jesus (4:16). There’s nothing to suggest their lives were at stake, but things were definitely more difficult because of their allegiance to Christ. Rejection from anyone, but especially loved ones, would leave them feeling confused, broken and unsure. They needed someContinue reading “An Identity For All Times”