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Who Needs the Church?

1 Peter 2:4-10

Background

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 mag...

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