1 Peter 2: 19-25

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  • Selfish

    by Daniel Bollerud
  • Easter 4A (2014)

    by Phil Heinze
  • Easter 4A (2014)

    by Karl Jacobson
  • Easter 4A (2014)

    by Stan Mast
    Texts like this one were the main biblical reason the German church did not resist the Nazis as they inflicted unjust suffering on millions of people. Only a few like Bonhoeffer dared to not only speak out, but actually plot the death of the terrible Fuhrer. Today’s church condemns that church and praises Bonhoeffer as a hero of the faith. For the sake of justice for others, Bonhoeffer appeared to violate this text. But when it came to his own life, he obeyed both its letter and spirit. He endured, and he died trusting the Shepherd and Overseer of his soul. Picture a teacher showing her very young students how to write the alphabet by giving them paper cutouts of the letters and having them trace around those paper patterns. That’s the literal sense of the word “example” in verse 21. Christ’s suffering was a upogrammos, a pattern, an outline that we should carefully trace as we learn to live new life in Christ. We “should follow in his steps,” meaning literally “put our footprints in his.” This reminds me of Thomas a Kempis’ The Imitation of Christ.
  • Easter 4A (2014)

    by David Owen
  • Easter 4A (2014)

    by Wesley White

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    by William Barclay, from the Daily Study Bible

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