In light of coming persecution for the saints in Asia minor, as well as God’s faithfulness in all things (1 Peter 4:12-19), pastors are to watch over the flock of God. They are to do so with pure motives rather than for personal gain; they are not to do so in a domineering way, but rather […]
About Rev. Benjamin Ulledalen
Rev. Benjamin Ulledalen is Associate Pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Mount Pleasant Michigan, and Campus Pastor at Christ The King Lutheran Chapel on the campus of Central Michigan University.
A seed planted in Chapter 1 grows up and bears fruit in Chapter 4. Early on in the Epistle, the Holy Spirit reveals to the saints in Asia Minor that although they have been grieved by various trials, these only serve to refine their faith, with the result that they rejoice and praise God (1 […]
Chapter 3 begins in the middle of the section which started at 1 Peter 2:13. The Christian has been redeemed from sin, but he still lives within God’s created order. Just as citizens should “be subject to every human institution,” (1 Peter 2:13) and servants to their masters (1 Peter 2:18), wives should “be subject” […]
Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
There is a time to rejoice in God’s abundant earthly blessings. There is a time to rest, a time to laugh, and a time to feast. But there is also a season for reflection, for honest self-assessment, for recommitment to the more demanding aspects of our Christian walk. Lent is just such a season. The First Epistle of Peter […]
Another year has come and gone. Each of us is one year closer to eternity: “salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11). Do not mourn that you are closer to death, but instead thank God that you are now that much closer to eternal life. A generation comes and […]
On Thanksgiving Day, we remember God’s blessings, which are too many to count.
Are fleshly or pietistic expectations from the hearers only ever to blame when a sermon is not heard well? How can pastors improve their preaching skills?