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Summary: This is a basic intro for an expository series on First Peter.

1 PETER INTRODUCTION

PE 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 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.

1. Who wrote it?

· Peter (10 things I think of)

· He denied Christ

· He was an apostle

· He seems to be the spokesmen for the group

· He was in Christ’s enter-circle

· His bull-headedness

· He often put his foot in his mouth

· He was called the rock

· Early writers say he was crucified upside down

· Peter was married (1 Cor. 9:5)

· Peter was not First Pope

2. Who was it written to?

· The elect (though salvation is for everyone, not all except it)

· Stranger in the world (People going to heaven)

· Those scattered throughout

o Pontus

o Galatia

o Cappadocian

o Asia

o Bithynia

3. Why were Christians sanctified?

· to obey Jesus Christ

4. What does Peter wish for us?

· Grace

· Peace

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