Tag: 1 Peter commentary

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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Hope and Holiness – 1 Peter 1:10-16

In this week’s passage, Peter writes that in the past it was the prophets who investigated salvation; but in the present it is the angels who are investigating salvation.
Peter also gives several instructions to his readers, including the instruction to “be holy”. This session looks especially at holiness. [1700 words]

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Glory, Joy and Suffering – 1 Peter 1:4-9

“. . . for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
1 Peter 1:6-7

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