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SALUTATION -- ROADMAP OF THE MESSAGE OF I PETER

JESUS CHRIST (OUR SUPREME EXAMPLE) COMMUNICATES THRU PETER (HIS TRANSFORMED MESSENGER) TO US (THE ISOLATED ELECT)

1. The Source of the Message -- Jesus Christ Our Supreme Example

2. The Transformed Messenger -- The Apostle Peter

3. The Target Audience -- The Isolated Elect -- The Persecuted Church

a) Isolated in what respect? citizens of heaven living as strangers and sojourners in a hostile world

b) Elect in conjunction with the Work of the Triune God

1) Election Planned by God the Father who loves us

2) Applied by God the Holy Spirit who sets us apart

3) Intended for our Union with Jesus Christ

a)) Union of obedience

b)) Union of participation in the New Covenant and its blessings

4. The Customary Greeting

a) Grace - the desire and power to live the Christian life as a gift from God rather than as a result of works

b) Peace - the comfort of being right with God with associated inner blessings


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