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Bless Those Who Bruise You

1 Peter 2:19-24; 3:8-12

“God’s calling of the Christian appears in a marvellous contrariness. Opposition and hatred cannot thwart the life of blessing. Even when Christians are cursed, they bless. This is how Christians ‘get even’. They pay back ev...

March 21, 2021 Read Download study guide icon

Christianity Isn't for Wimps

1 Peter 2:18-3:7

“[In Peter’s day], quite a few Christians were slaves, as you might expect granted that the gospel of Jesus gives dignity and self-worth to all those who believe it. Peter addresses these Christian slaves. Instead of telling them (as we...

March 14, 2021 Read Download study guide icon

No One Tells Me What To Do

1 Peter 2:13-17

Taken from The Early Christian Letters by N.T. Wright:

“As the letter goes on, we realize that Peter is not imagining for a moment that [living under authority] will be easy, or that the authorities will always and...

March 7, 2021 Read Download study guide icon

You're Not From Around Here

1 Peter 2:11-12

Taken from The Message of 1 Peter by Edmund Clowney:

“Those who belong to God as his people can have no abiding city here. Like Abraham, they are strangers and pilgrims, even while they live in the world which they...

February 28, 2021 Read Download study guide icon

Who Needs the Church?

1 Peter 2:4-10

In Jesus’ day, the Temple in Jerusalem was the center of religious life and worship. It was the place of God’s dwelling where worshippers would come to meet with God and to offer prayers and sacrifices. It was a magnificent building tha...

February 21, 2021 Read Download study guide icon

Love From A Pure Heart

1 Peter 1:22-2:3

In this passage, Peter continues to press deeper into the implications of the new life that comes through Jesus. Back in 1:3, he lays the foundation for this argument. He writes that for those who place their faith in Jesus, God causes them to be b...

February 14, 2021 Read Download study guide icon

Be Holy

1 Peter 1:13-21

“If we are wise, we regularly take a car to be serviced, so that anything which is starting to go wrong can be put right. In the same way, we need to remind ourselves frequently, seriously and thoroughly who we really are. Unless we do that, ...

February 7, 2021 Read Download study guide icon

An Inexpressible Joy

1 Peter 1:6-12

It is natural for Christians to associate God’s love for them with keeping them from trials and suffering. For parents, this is what they would often wish for their own children. Yet that is not what we see in the passage or in the experience...

January 31, 2021 Read Download study guide icon

A Living Hope

1 Peter 1:3-5

Here in this passage, Peter introduces “hope” as the Central theme of his letter. He blesses God because he has given Christians new life and has guaranteed their future glory. This enables them to live with purpose and joy, even in the...

January 24, 2021 Read Download study guide icon

Elect Exiles

1 Peter 1:1-2

Peter who identifies himself as the author of this letter was one of Jesus' closest disciples. He writes this letter to comfort and to encourage fellow Christians to stand firm in their faith as they experience suffering and persecution as follower...

January 10, 2021 Read Download study guide icon