Category Archives: 1 Peter

Church Life – 1 Peter 5:1-14

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-14 Church Leaders (5:1–4) In view of the persecution facing his readers, in this passage Peter gives directions regarding proper church leadership. Peter employs the term “elders” in this passage, which is used interchangeably in … Continue reading

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Suffering and Glory – 1 Peter 4:1-19

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 4:1-19 Pattern of Suffering (4:1–6) In 1 Pet. 3:13–17 Peter taught his readers that righteous suffering (or undeserved suffering) is itself a blessing from God (cf. 1 Pet. 3:14). Peter notes that bearing such suffering … Continue reading

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Righteous Suffering – 1 Peter 3:13-22

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 3:13-22 A Perspective (3:13–17) In 1 Pet. 3:13–14 Peter begins to unfold to his readers a proper perspective on suffering. Keep in mind the fact that this was not an academic discussion for the apostle’s … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage – 1 Peter 3:1-12

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 3:1-12 Guidelines for Wives (3:1–6) Submission is a concept that is incorporated into the dynamics of every human relationship, including: the state/citizen relationship, the employer/employee relationship, the slave/master relationship, the pastor/layman relationship, the parent/child relationship, … Continue reading

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Christian Living – 1 Peter 2:11-25

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 2:11-25 Honorable Conduct (2:11–12) In 1 Pet. 2:11–12 Peter writes of the glorification of God by the Gentiles that will happen in one of two ways. God will be glorified either (1) by their conversion on … Continue reading

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Believers’ Identity – 1 Peter 2:1-10

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 2:1-10 Word of God (2:1–3) The fact that Peter begins chapter two with the word “therefore” indicates that what he is about to say rests upon his previous teaching. In light of the fact that … Continue reading

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Personal Holiness – 1 Peter 1:13-25

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 1:13-25 Call to Holiness (1:13–16) In beginning this verse with the word “therefore” Peter is in effect saying, “In light of the nature of salvation . . . .” He then goes on to list … Continue reading

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Peter’s Greeting – 1 Peter 1:1-12

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 1:1-12 Peter’s Greeting (1:1–2) Peter begins his epistle by disclosing the identity of his intended readers, whom he writes were “pilgrims of the Dispersion” (1 Pet. 1:1). These are Christians who were cast out from … Continue reading

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Introduction to 1 Peter

Authorship and Date The book of 1 Peter is one of the General Epistles. It was written by the apostle Peter, also known as Cephas, and formerly as Simon, who served as the unofficial leader of and spokesman for the … Continue reading

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