Summary: Alliterated Outline of I Peter 2:21b-25

I. It Was An Undeserved Suffering (21b-22)

A. He Was Sinless In His Life (21b-22a)

1. His Suffering Was A Substitutionary One

For Us (21b) “...because Christ also suffered for us,...”

2. His Suffering Was A Sample One

For Us (21c-21d)

a. What Christ Lived For Us (21c)

[A Pattern] “leaving us an example,”

b. What Christ Left For Us (21d)[A Path]

“...that ye should follow his steps:”

3. His Suffering Was A Sinless One

For Us (22a) “Who did no sin,”

B. He Was Sinless With His Lips(22b)

“neither was guile found in his mouth:”

II. It Was A Unique Suffering (23)

A. He Was Calm -- Didn’t Argue (23a)

“Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again;...”

B. He Was Compassionate -- Didn’t Accuse (23b)

“...when he suffered, he threatened not;...”

C. He Was Committed -- Didn’t Avenge (23c)

“...but committed himself to him that judgeth


III. It Was An Unselfish Suffering (24-25)

A. As Our Substitute (24a)

“Who his own self bare our sins in his own

body on the tree,...”

B. For Our Sanctification (24b)

“...that we, being dead to sins, would live

unto righteousness:...”

C. For Our Salvation (24c)

“ whose stripes ye were healed.”

D. To Become Our Security (25)

1. He IS Our Shepherd (25a)

"For ye were as sheep going astray; but are

now returned unto the Shepherd...”

2. He IS Our Sentry (25b)

“...and Bishop of your souls.”

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