Summary: Introduction to 1st Peter
Why 1st Peter-
1. Deals with the Christian Journey
a. How we are to relate with each other
b. How we are to relate with the world
c. How we are to relate with God
2. Helps us understand who we are from God’s viewpoint
3. Gives us a fresh perspective on “Hope”
When you begin any study of the Bible, the first questions you should ask are:
Who was the author? Writer
What about the document? Document
Who are the recipients? Audience
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
In 1 Peter 1:1 we read about the writer: Peter-
Matthew 16:18 He is the ‘Rock’
Matthew 16:23 A tool of Satan?
Matthew 17:24-27 A man whose motto is “Ready- Fire- Aim”
Mark 14:29 I will never leave you
Mark 14:66-72 Denied him three times
Mark 9: 5-6 Let’s stay here forever…
John 13:6-10 Wash all of me
Matthew 14:26-33 Walks and sinks on/in the water
John 21:15-20 reinstated God heals all
John 21:21 Still worried about others
III. Who are the recipients?
• “Strangers in the world” 1 Peter 1:1
• “Scattered throughout” the world 1 Peter 1:1
• “Who have been chosen” 1 Peter 1:2
Chosen – mean to be pick out or to be selected from
- In the OT to a nation an eternal act
- In the NT to a church an eternal act
- Now to a person an eternal act
• “Chosen according to the foreknowledge of God” 1 Peter 1:2
Foreknowledge - to be foreloved by God
• Those who receive the “sanctifying work of the Spirit” 1 Peter 1:2
Sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit – a process Peter was very familiar with in his own life.
• Those who are sprinkled “by his blood” 1 Peter 1:2
I guess you can say…
It is people just like us!!
What are the lessons we can learn from this passages:
1. We are strangers in this world.
2. We have been chosen by God.
3. We should strive to walk with him on this journey.