Eph. 5:21 is one New Testament verse that encourages mutual submission. 1 Peter 5:5 is another. This post looks at the Greek grammar and vocabulary of 1 Peter 5:5.
What do the New Testament and other early Christian and Jewish documents say about meekness and gentleness? (cf. 1 Peter 3:4)
Does the Trinity model distinct roles and separate spheres? Is there hierarchy and subordination in the Divine?
Peter ends the second section of his letter with the statement: “The end of all things is near.” The knowledge that the end, consummation, completion of everything is near is a great motivator. It should affect our values, ethics, and behaviour.
This passage is all about Jesus: Jesus, the triumphant victor. He has won the victory over sin and death through his death, the Righteous for the unrighteous, once and for all.
Many Christians believe that submission in marriage is the duty only of wives. In 1 Peter 3:7 Peter comes very close to saying that husbands are to be submissive to their wives too.
Peter encouraged his audience by telling them that, like Jesus, they were rejected, selected, precious and living stones. And he describes them with other wonderful descriptions.
Jesus said that if we love him we will obey his commands. Peter says that love for others is the result of obedience. As Christians, our obedience and our love are connected.
Here is some background information about the Roman colony of Philippi, the apostle Paul, and his letter to the Philippian church.
This article looks at what “work out your salvation with fear and trembling” means and what it means to “shine as stars.”
Who were the Judaisers? And what does Paul say about circumcision in Philippians 3?
Women and men ministered together in the Philippian church. Who were these ministers?