Category: 1 Peter

No Surprise: 1 Peter 4:12-19

[Week 16 study notes] 1 Peter 4:12 marks the beginning of a new section in First Peter. In verse 12 and the following few verses, Peter touches on subjects already mentioned in his letter. He writes about trials and tests, rejoicing though suffering, being blessed, doing good, and judgement.
This post is dedicated to Christians in Pakistan.

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Pursue Peace – 1 Peter 3:8-16

Peter reassures the persecuted Christians in Asia Minor that God is with them and watching over them, and he urges them to should seek peace and pursue it. Peter also tells the Christians to be ready to given an answer (apologia) about their faith to anyone who asks.

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Silencing Slander – 1 Peter 2:11-17

The true status of Peter’s readers was that of a holy people belonging to a holy God. In view of their true status, Peter tells his readers to abstain from sinful desires of the flesh. What are these “desires of the flesh”? Also, Peter gives advice about silencing slander.

This week’s passage contains one of my favourite verses in Scripture – 1 Peter 2:16 – which presents an interesting paradox.

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