Complete Sermon Series on 1 Peter

Following are twenty-four sermons on 1 Peter, preached as my first series as a senior pastor.

1 Peter 1:1-2; 5:12 Series Introduction: Persevering in Persecution
1 Peter 1:3-5 Such a Secure Salvation
1 Peter 1:6-9 Overcoming Obstacles
1 Peter 1:10-12 Suffering is the Path to Glory
1 Peter 1:13 Choose a Certain Hope
1 Peter 1:13-25 A Call to Obedient Action
1 Peter 2:1-3 Long for the Milk of the Word
1 Peter 2:4-5a Becoming a Spiritual House
1 Peter 2:5b Offering Spiritual Sacrifices
1 Peter 2:6-8 Cornerstone and Stumbling Stone
1 Peter 2:8-10 Destined for God’s Purpose
1 Peter 2:11-12 Good Works for a Watching World
1 Peter 2:13-17 Submission to Civil Authorities
1 Peter 2:18-20 Submission in the Workplace
1 Peter 1:21-25 Following the Suffering Servant
1 Peter 3:1-6 Instructions for Wives
1 Peter 3:7 Instructions for Husbands
1 Peter 3:8-12 Instructions for All Christians
1 Peter 3:13-22 Facing Persecution for Christ
1 Peter 4:1-6 Living Like Christ in an Unbelieving World
1 Peter 4:7-11 Living as a Christian Community in an Unbelieving World
1 Peter 4:12-19 Finding Purpose in Suffering for Christ
1 Peter 5:1-5 Humble Leaders and Members in the Church
1 Peter 5:6-11 Reaching the End of Suffering

Soli Deo Gloria

Reaching the End of Suffering (1 Peter 5:6-11)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | February 26, 2012


6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11 To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:6-11)


This is the final sermon in the 1 Peter series. Click here for the series of twenty-three sermons on the entire book of 1 Peter.

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Humble Leaders and Members in the Church (1 Peter 5:1-5)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | February 19, 2012


So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3 not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. 5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:1-5) Continue reading “Humble Leaders and Members in the Church (1 Peter 5:1-5)”

The Purposes for Suffering (1 Peter 4:12-19)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | February 12, 2012


12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.  13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. (1Pe 4:12-19) Continue reading “The Purposes for Suffering (1 Peter 4:12-19)”

Living As a Christian Community in an Unbelieving World (1 Peter 4:7-11)

Sermon by Rev. Daniel L. Sonnenberg | February 5, 2012


The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies–in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
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