I Peter

  • 1 Peter 3:1-12: Submission is a Gift
    By Jamie Harms Welcome to the UFC Women’s Ministry Blog! We are excited to enter the 21st century and provide a way to connect with one another during the week and to encourage one another as we dig into God’s Word. Our times together on Thursdays are heavy on the content side of Bible study, … Continue reading 1 Peter 3:1-12: Submission is a Gift
  • Praying 1 Peter 3:8
    In our teaching text this week, Peter concludes that submission applies to every believer and sets out how we, as we choose to fall under authority, can honor Christ the Lord as holy. He writes, “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind” (I Peter … Continue reading Praying 1 Peter 3:8
  • 1 Peter 3:13-22: Suffering Faithfully
    By Jasmine Timm I woke up to my 4:45 a.m. alarm Monday to start my typical early morning commute to Portland that I do once a week. Given the early hour these mornings are usually brutal, but this particular morning was especially heavy. The night before I had a difficult conversation with an old friend … Continue reading 1 Peter 3:13-22: Suffering Faithfully
  • Praying 1 Peter 4:7
    By Jaime Sherman This week we come to a verse that specifically addresses the wholehearted nature of a praying life, the intertwining of the heart, soul, mind, and strength in communication with God. Peter, who earlier stated that the passions of the flesh wage war against the soul (2:11), now charges his readers to be … Continue reading Praying 1 Peter 4:7
  • 1 Peter 4: The Heart of Hospitality
    By Jamie Harms Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. — I Peter 4:9 When I hear the word hospitality, I think of my mom. Through the years, I have watched her host hundreds if not thousands of people in our home. Whether it be youth group kids, neighbors, extended family, or friends, all are … Continue reading 1 Peter 4: The Heart of Hospitality
  • Praying 1 Peter 5:5-6
    By Jaime Sherman Positioned next to road signs along San Antonio freeways are black signs with bright yellow lights spelling out, “Plan While You Can. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” While traveling in Texas and seeing the word sober flash before me multiple times, I was reminded of our study last week when Peter … Continue reading Praying 1 Peter 5:5-6
  • 1 Peter 5: Because He Cares for You
    By Jasmine Timm I’ve been thinking a lot about snakes, bears, mountain lions, and all kinds of scary animals this week. I’m a natural worrywart, but my ability to create worst-case scenarios has hit an all-time high the past few weeks as I’ve been planning a summer trip on which we will spend two months … Continue reading 1 Peter 5: Because He Cares for You
  • Small Obedience Matters
    By Jasmine Timm “Did we do enough while we were here? Did we even make a difference?” These were the types of questions that ran through my head as my husband and I packed our house into boxes, preparing to move out of our neighborhood. We had loved living in this home and had loved … Continue reading Small Obedience Matters
  • Scarred Yet Enduring
    This week we join Jasmine Timm next to gnarly, twisted trees in Bryce Canyon, Utah, where God shows through His creation how harsh conditions and suffering produce the best growth and endurance in one type of tree — and in the lives of His children. By Jasmine Timm If you were to walk through a … Continue reading Scarred Yet Enduring
  • Just Keep Swimming
    By Jamie Harms I am married to a scientist. This means I get to admire all kinds of charts and graphs on a regular basis. Sometimes my husband will invite me over to his computer, so I can “ooh and aah” over the smattering of dots with colorful lines going through them. It has become … Continue reading Just Keep Swimming