Mary Reads 1 Peter with Special Message on Chapter 3

Greetings Friends,

I thought I’d have some fun today and record my reading of 1 Peter from the Holy Bible. But of course I’ve also added some of my special ‘Mary commentary’ throughout the entire recording – especially before reading Chapter 3. HINT: The message of Chapter 3 is for women and men – but something I pray helps ladies understand why the Bible uses words like ‘submit’ to their husbands – there truly is a purpose for it.

The entire book is only 5 chapters – so I pray you’re able to hear this recording and it helps you to either grow in your faith or it helps you to seek after our Lord Jesus Christ.

Below is both the introduction for the recording and locations of each chapter.

Be blessed today lovey!

Mary Budesheim

  • 00:00 – 02:45 INTRO
  • 02:46 – 07:14 CHAPTER 1
  • 07:15 – 11:47 CHAPTER 2
  • 11:48 – 18:00 CHAPTER 3
  • 18:01 – 21:03 CHAPTER 4
  • 21:03 – 22:58 CHAPTER 5
Peter (an apostle of Jesus Christ) writes to Christians who are learning to live out their faith in a whole new world. Because of persecution they had been scattered across Rome; they’re foreigners, aliens, strangers and Peter wants them to be prepared, he wants them to be ready to face the difficulties and the opposition that’s going to come their way.  Peter doesn’t want them to be surprised by suffering and persecution. In fact, he wants them to see their opposition as an incredible opportunity to live out their faith and to show the difference Jesus makes. 
In this life, Jesus offers us many things: hope, peace, forgiveness of sin an abundant life, but he also promises us suffering and he promises us sorrow. In his last days, Jesus tells his disciples, “Truly I tell you; you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices.” 
Inevitable suffering will come our way because we’ve chosen to follow Christ. Jesus also said, “… In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”  
Peter of course was one of the disciples who would have heard these things directly from Jesus and now years later he’s writing to fellow Christians in this letter called 1 Peter and he writes to Christian exiles and he begins this way: 
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ. To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout … 
Right from the beginning, Peter uses identity language. He knows that if they know who they are then they’ll know how to live. He tells them that they’re God’s elect, but they’re also exiles. They’re God’s chosen people but they’re also suffering. 


I’ve always had a disdain of bullies. Injustices are everywhere and what politicians and bureaucrats have birthed out of our inner-cities is now everywhere. I was too young to do anything about the ‘long march into our American institutions’ but I certainly can shed light on its destructive after-effects on children and families in New York inner-cities.


Crack-Pipe Biden Policy vs Biblical Health and Wellness

Honestly, I’ve grown weary of the palpable weaponization of poverty and homelessness in our country. It’s a cudgel wielded by political parties living far away from the consequences of their poor planning and enflamed passions of ‘useful idiots’. It takes everything I have at times to pray for our leaders - especially when they use racism as a main tool in their divisive rhetoric.