This section marks the beginning of the end of the letter. In conclusion, Peter returns his main theme of the letter: how you deal with fellow believers and hostile nonbelievers. His answer is in each case you need the right perspective.
Peter’s main concern in this section is how we treat others, both inside and outside the family of God. But his point is a fuller richer picture than ‘be nice.’ His advice is fix your hope completely on the grace that is coming to you. And then be humble. Be soft-spoken. Seek their welfare. Don’t […]
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).
Peter begins a new section of the book, explaining what to do when you’re stuck in a situation you can’t leave and you’re being treated unjustly.
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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Peter wrote his first letter give his readers perspective on the big picture. The gospel (the big picture) has implications for each of those relationships and that is what this letter is about: how we respond to God and view ourselves in this world; how we respond to other believers who are walking this journey with us and how we respond to those who persecute and hate us.
The psalmist asked, why do the wicked prosper while the good suffer? In his first letter, the Apostle Peter answers that question.