1 Peter

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First Peter is addressed to Christians facing difficult challenges in their lives. It calls them to continue their struggle in the face of suffering and to be a submissive (not rebellious) people. In this short letter, Peter discusses many important topics: living holy lives, the fear of the Lord, Satan and temptation, persevering in the face of trials, submission to the government, the Holy Spirit, husband-wife relationships, effective prayer, baptism, unity, directions to elders who lead churches (and to those younger in the congregation, who are led by them), loving one another, humility, and our ultimate goal of salvation. Notes are provided for each lesson in this eleven-part series for self-study, reflection, and as a resource to teach others.

Honor the King (1 Peter 2:11-17a)

Peter calls us to "honor the king," to submit respectfully to whatever governing authorities we are under. Paul also spoke about this principle in Romans 13, where he said that these authorities have been established by God. In this lesson we consider the implications of this challenging teaching, in light of Scriptural examples and early […]

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Fear God (1 Peter 2:17b)

Peter gives a sweeping statement that covers the range of our relationships: "Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king." In this lesson we explore his call for Christians to fear God. Why not call us to love God, instead? Isn’t loving God a much better motivation than fearing Him? Is the […]

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