Fr. Josiah Trenham
The Holy Apostle Peter, the Rock, in these two magnificent pastoral letters provides inspired counsel to believers who were facing peril and imminent persecution. St. Peter himself would soon be crucified for his faith. These epistles address not just a 1st century milieu but also a 21st century one in which many of the same trials face believers. St. Peter reminds believers of their true identity in Christ, the certainty of their glorious future inheritance, the glory of suffering for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord, and the need to defend the faith against heresy and the outbreak of immorality. Note: Please forgive a brief change in quality in a portion of the live recording of Lecture 7.
Lecture 1: 1st Peter 1 - Chosen Sojourners
Lecture 2: 1st Peter 2 - Living Stones in God’s Temple
Lecture 3: 1st Peter 3 - The Hidden Man of the Heart
Lecture 4: 1st Peter 4 - The Fiery Trial
Lecture 5: 1st Peter 5 - The Humble Service of Priest and People
Lecture 6: 2 Peter 1 - Partakers of the Divine Nature
Lecture 7: 2nd Peter 2 - False Teachers
Lecture 8: 2nd Peter 3 - The Second Coming and the End of the World
FATHER JOSIAH TRENHAM is a native Southern Californian. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1993, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, in 2004. He has served as pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, Ca. since 1998. Father Josiah was married in 1988, and has ten children.