Peter continues the theme of submission he introduced in 2:11. He calling people who are being persecuted to consider what their response communicates to those persecuting them. His advice is the same in all three examples: When possible show the unbelievers that you are a person of virtue by behaving in a submissive and respectful way.
In this section Peter explores the connection between what we believe and how we act 3 ways.
Peter concludes his letter by returning to his great main themes: salvation, suffering and submission. In his “final imperatives”, Peter encourages his readers to stand firm in the faith and focus on their future hope. Part of the series 1 Peter: Living as aliens and strangers For more information: WednesdayintheWord.com Many thanks to Reggie Coates […]
With 4:7, Peter begins the conclusion of the letter. In his summary he returns to two of his major themes: how to respond when suffering for the name of Christ and how to treat fellow believers. In each case you need the right perspective. Part of the series 1 Peter: Living as aliens and strangers […]
1Peter 3:18-20 is one of the more difficult passages of the New Testament. We know it has to fit the context of suffering unjustly for the sake of another and we have to answer these 4 questions:
Peter concludes the section his section how to respond when being treated unjustly speaking to wives whose husbands are disobedient to the word. He summarizes this section “Finally/To sum up” – first how we should get along with a pagan government (2:13), then an unfair boss (2:18) and a non-believing spouse (3:1).
Have you ever seen those maps of the stars of the universe? The ones taken from space where there is no man-made light, so you can actually see the billions of stars? First, these photos impress you with the vastness of the universe and the number of stars is beyond counting. Then they label one […]
Peter draws on the sweep of redemptive history to encourage his readers to stand strong in the faith.
As Peter transitions into the body of his letter, he encourages his readers to live out their hope in fear, holiness and brotherly love.
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