Every year VOUS sets aside moments to read and meditate on a specific book in the Bible. As we study the Bible, we believe God equips us for current and future seasons.
"Endure" is an 8-week collection on the book of 1Peter, a letter in the New Testament full of the grace, hope and perseverance found in Jesus.
Join us for the next 8-weeks as we dive into this book -- journaling through daily readings, deconstructing theological principals, and finding practical ways to apply God’s word to our everyday lives.
1 Peter is a letter authored by the Apostle Peter to an audience of persecuted people. The letter is written to Christians who are facing persecution and speaks of the grace, mercy, and strength we can find through Jesus. As Christians, we have been grafted into a living hope -- enabling us to inherit salvation and claim our place in the body of Christ. Join us as we study 1 Peter and go through daily reading plans and engaging SOAPs.
Churches in northwestern Asia Minor, modern-day Turkey
Suffering and Glory
Aliens and Strangers
Husbands and Wives
Posture of Suffering
SUMMARY: 1 Peter is a letter authored by the Apostle Peter to an audience of persecuted people. The letter is written later in his life and portrays Peter's familiarity with the grace of God. The word “grace” is found in every chapter. This same grace restored him and gave him purpose even after denying Jesus. The letter is written to Christians who are facing persecution and speaks of the grace, mercy, and strength we can find through Jesus. As Christians, we have been grafted into a living hope -- enabling us to inherit salvation and claim our place in the body of Christ. With this in mind, we are empowered to lead lives that contradict the status quo. We are called to be Holy because we are born again by the living and enduring word. But as we attempt to do so, we will face suffering of many kinds. However, because Christ endured, we too can endure -- so long as we stand firm in the faith.
SCRIPTURE Open your Bible to your reading for the day. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal.
Week 04 - Responsibility In Relationship 1 Peter 2:11 - 1 Peter 3:7
Week 05 - Suffering 1 Peter 3:8-22
Week 06 - Gifts In The Body 1 Peter 4
Week 07 - Godly Leadership 1 Peter 5: 1-6
Week 08 - Firm & Steadfast 1 Peter 5: 7-14
How to get the most out of your journal
1. Schedule your reading
Set aside a time and a place to meditate on God’s word. Create a distraction free environment to dive deeper into the scripture.
2. Pray before you read
Ask God to reveal his truths as you read. Pray for consistency and clarity.
3. Read with a Bible concordance
A Bible concordance is a list of Biblical words sorted alphabetically, with any scriptures that include that word. We recommend "The New Strong's Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible"
4. Read with a Bible commentary
Commentary Bibles allow us to gain a Bible scholar’s perspective on the scripture you are reading. We recommend the "New Bible Commentary, 21st Century Edition" Edited By: Gordon J. Wenham, J.A. Motyer, D.A. Carson, R.T. France
5. Read with a friend
Read with someone that will hold you accountable to your daily reading. Proverbs 27:17 says - "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
6. Share what you are learning
“Don’t just read it! Share how God’s word is speaking to you!”