The book of 1 Peter

Christians in Crisis

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March 9, 2019 – Present

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Overview of 1 Peter

In God’s omnipotent care for you, as chosen, new born, forgiven, cherished, Spirit-empowered people of God, be so fully satisfied in God’s promised grace and glory that your lives are marked by blessing your adversaries, and by overflowing with good deeds with the aim that unbelievers might be won over and enjoy the glory of God with you forever.

1 Peter in a Sentence

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The 8 Parts of 1 Peter

Part 1

1. God is a God of great mercy and grace. (1 Peter 1:2, 10, 13; 3:7; 4:10; 5:5; 12)
2. Christ was foreknown before the foundation of the world. (1 Peter 1:20)
3. God chose a people for himself. (1 Peter 1:1; 2:9)
4. Christ was made manifest in the flesh. (1 Peter 1:20)
5. Christ died in our place on the cross. (1 Peter 1:18-19; 2:2, 24; 3:18; 4:1)

Part 2

6. God raised Christ from the dead and gave him glory. (1 Peter 1:21; 3:21-22)
7. God sent the Holy Spirit from heaven. (1 Peter 1:12)
8. The gospel was preached to us. (1 Peter 1:12, 23-25)
9. God caused us to be born again; and goes on supplying strength for obedience. (1 Peter 1:23; 4:11)

Part 3

10. God made promises to his new-born people.
10.1 That he would keep them and care for them. (1 Peter 1:5; 2:25; 3:12; 4:19)
10.2 That he would bring them to glory. (1 Peter 4:13; 5:1, 4, 10)
10.3 That he would judge their enemies. (1 Peter 4:5, 17; 5:5)

Part 4

11. New affections (new passions) were brought into being through the new birth and through these promises.
11.1 Humility or lowliness of mind came into being. (1 Peter 3:8; 5:5-6)
11.2 Fear of God came into being. (1 Peter 1:17; 2:18; 3:1-2)
11.3 Love and reverence for Christ came into being. (1 Peter 1:8; 3:15)
11.4 Faith in God came into being. (1 Peter 1:5, 7-8, 9, 21; 2:7; 5:9)

Part 5

11.5 Hope in God’s promised grace came into being. (1 Peter 1:3, 13; 3:5, 15)
11.6 Inexpressible joy came into being. (1 Peter 1:6, 8; 4:9, 13; 5:2)
11.7 A sense of freedom from shame, human dominion, and anxiety arose. (1 Peter 2:16; 4:16; 5:7)
11.8 Fearlessness came into being. (1 Peter 3:6, 14)
11.9 A disposition of gentleness and tenderness came into being. (1 Peter 3:8, 15; 4:16)

Part 6

11.10 A brotherly affection for other Christians came into being. (1 Peter 1:22; 2:17; 4:8)
12. These new affections give rise to a habit of earnest prayer for God’s help. (1 Peter 3:12; 4:7)
13. These new affections give rise to new conduct marked by:
13.1 The proclamation of excellencies of God. (1 Peter 2:9)
13.2 Holiness that abstains from worldly practices. (1 Peter 1:14-15; 2:11; 4:3)
13.3 Enduring unjust suffering with God-conscious meekness. (1 Peter 2:19-20; 3:14, 17, 19)

Part 7

13.4 Honoring others. (1 Peter 3:7)
13.5 Blessing our adversaries rather than reviling them. (1 Peter 3:9)
13.6 Overflowing with proactive good deeds. (1 Peter 2:12, 20; 3:17; 4:19)
14. Unbelievers see the new conduct and, if God wills, are silenced, shamed, moved to ask about our hope, won over, and brought to glorify God. (1 Peter 2:12, 15; 3:1, 14, 15)

Part 8

15. Therefore, by God’s design in all things, let us display and praise God’s glory and dominion. (1 Peter 4:16; 5:11)

Book of 1 Peter Sermons

Blessings for the Believer

1 Peter 1:1-2

Praise God

1 Peter 1:3-5

Rejoice Now

1 Peter 1:6-12

Responding to the Gospel

1 Peter 1:13-21

Continued Growth

1 Peter 1:22-2:3

Gospel Blueprint

1 Peter 2:4-10

Benefits of Submission

1 Peter 2:11-25

Spirit-Filled Spouses

1 Peter 3:1-7

Responding to Injustice

1 Peter 3:8-12

Live the Gospel

1 Peter 3:13-22

Choosing Suffering Over Sin

1 Peter 4:1-11

Enlisted to Suffer

1 Peter 4:12-19

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