This is an in-depth study on 1 Peter, which was written to encourage the believers to find joy, peace, and hope in their identity in Christ and  the grace of God as they endure suffering. This study is 10 hours long (recorded in 2016). This is worth 1 Bible CEU.

 

1 Peter Notes (485.27 KB)

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1 Peter 1:1
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44:51 min
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1 Peter 1:2
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1 Peter 1:3-5
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31:48 min
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1 Peter 1:6-9
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1 Peter 1:10-12
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1 Peter 1:13
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18:38 min
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1 Peter 1:14-16
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23:14 min
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1 Peter 1:17-21
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1 Peter 1:22-25
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18:24 min
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1 Peter 2:1-3
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1 Peter 2:4-8
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1 Peter 2:9-10
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28:18 min
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1 Peter 2:11-12
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1 Peter 2:13-17
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31:04 min
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1 Peter 2:18-25
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17:23 min
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1 Peter 3:1-7
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1 Peter 3:8-17
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1 Peter 3:18-22
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1 Peter 4:1-19
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1 Peter 5:1-14
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The letter of 1 Peter is an encouragement to all believers who are suffering in the world as a result of their covenant relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Peter seeks to encourage the believers by reminding them of their identity and significance in the New Covenant of Christ. He then calls them to live a life that is worthy of this identity by living holy and self-sacrificing lives that call the people of the world out of the darkness and into the light, just has they had formerly been called.

The purpose of 1 Peter can be found in 1 Pet. 5:12 where Peter states, “I have written to you briefly, in order to encourage you and testify that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.” Thus, the purpose of the epistle is threefold: first, to encourage the believers who are going through various trials to stay focused on Christ in their faith and obedience through the trials and to look toward the glory to come. Second, to assure them of the true grace of God, in that He is sufficient in the trials they face and will bless them now and in heaven one day. And third, to urge them stand fast in their dependence on and righteousness in God, for He is using these trials to make them more holy and to be an example to those around them.