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Peter’s Letters

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This is a study of both First & Second Peter. I was surprised, when I first attempted to study First Peter, how difficult it was to make the change from Paul and Luke to Peter. When Paul referred to his Gospel (Romans 2:16; 16:25; 2Timothy 2:8), I just assumed he was referring to the common Gospel that he and the other Apostles preached, but he wasn’t. Paul tailored his Gospel for the gentiles to understand. Peter, on the other hand, preached the Gospel according to Jewish understanding. Paul was the Apostle to the gentiles, and he preached accordingly. However, Peter was the Apostle to the Jews, and he preached accordingly. Paul preached according to wisdom or logic, while Peter preached with a kind of pictorial manner, always referring to Scriptural fulfillment etc. Peter preached to Jews, so when he opens his letters to five Roman provinces in Asia, he had Jewish believers in mind. Gentile believers would read and draw meaning, too, but they had to remember they were drawing from a Jewish context.

This was a very interesting and informative study for me. I hope the reader will enjoy it as much as I did.

Studies in Peter’s First Epistle

  1. __________ …………… Authorship of the Epistles of Peter
  2. __________ …………… Dating Peter’s Death
  3. __________ …………… The Persecution in Asia Minor
  4. __________ …………… Three Great Things
  5. 1Peter 1:1-2 ……………. Who Were Peter’s Readers
  6. 1Peter 1:3-4 ……………. Our Salvation Is In Christ
  7. 1Peter 1:5-7 ……………. Believers Are Kept by the Power of God
  8. 1Peter 1:7-9 ……………. Our Reward at the Appearing of Jesus
  9. 1Peter 1:10-12 ………… Revelation of the Mystery
  10. 1Peter 1:13-16 ………… Reaching Out for the Hope Set Before Us
  11. 1Peter 1:15-19 ………… If You Call on Him as Father
  12. 1Peter 1:20 …………….. The Overthrow of the World
  13. 1Peter 1:20 …………….. Predestination or Freewill?
  14. 1Peter 1:21-25 ………… Trusting in the Promise of God
  15. 1Peter 2:1-2 ……………. The Importance of Being Different
  16. 1Peter 2:3-4 ……………. Taste and Know the Lord Is Good
  17. 1Peter 2:4-6 ……………. The Chosen of God
  18. 1Peter 2:8 ………………. Did God Force the Jews to Reject Christ
  19. 1Peter 2:9 ………………. The People of God
  20. 1Peter 2:10-12 ………… You Are the Children of God
  21. 1Peter 2:12 …………….. Haustafel or Household Codes
  22. 1Peter 2:13-17 ………… The Believer and Civil Authority
  23. 1Peter 2:18 …………….. When There Is No Freedom
  24. 1Peter 2:18-25 ………… Freedom to be Gracious
  25. 1Peter 3:1-4 ……………. The Gospel and Household Affairs
  26. 1Peter 3:1-4 ……………. Concerning Wives Submitting
  27. 1Peter 3:1-7 ……………. Peter… Regarding Husbands and Wives
  28. 1Peter 3:8-11 ………….. Blessing Evildoers
  29. 1Peter 3:8-14 ………….. If One Suffers for Righteousness
  30. 1Peter 3:14-17 ………… Don’t Be Afraid of Our Enemy’s Fear
  31. 1Peter 3:14-22 ………… Why Put Oneself in Harm’s Way
  32. 1Peter 3:19-21 ………… Concerning Baptism and the Flood
  33. 1Peter 4:1 ………………. The Context of Suffering for Christ
  34. 1Peter 4:1-3 ……………. What Type of Persecution Was Endured
  35. 1Peter 4:3 ……………… The Lusts of Men
  36. 1Peter 4:2-6 ……………. Was the Gospel Preached to the Dead?
  37. 1Peter 4:8-11 ………….. Judgment and Identifying with Others
  38. 1Peter 4:12-13 ………… The Fire Christ Kindled
  39. 1Peter 4:15-16 ………… Incorrect Behavior During Persecution
  40. 1Peter 4:16-19 ………… Suffering as a Christian
  41. 1Peter 5:1-5 ……………. Peter’s Infectious Humility
  42. 1Peter 5:2 ………………. Responsibilities During Persecution
  43. 1Peter 5:2 ………………. Peter’s Three Contrasts
  44. 1Peter 5:4 ………………. The Crown of the Faithful
  45. 1Peter 5:5-7 ……………. The Mutual Submission of Believers
  46. 1Peter 5:8 ……………… Our Adversary
  47. 1Peter 5:9-14 ………….. The Believer’s Warfare

Peter’s Second Epistle

  1. __________ ……………. Authorship of Second Peter Revisited
  2. __________ ……………. An Overview of Second Peter
  3. 2Peter 1:1 ………………. The Faith of the Servant of Jesus
  4. 2Peter 1:1 ………………. Is it Simon or Simeon?
  5. 2Peter 1:3 ………………. Christ’s Divine Power
  6. 2Peter 1:3-4 ……………. Our Participation in Divine Nature
  7. 2Peter 1:1-8 ……………. Cultivating Our Inner Life in Christ
  8. 2Peter 1:5-7 ……………. Cultivating Our Outer Life in Christ
  9. 2Peter 1:5-10 ………….. Working Out One’s Salvation
  10. 2Peter 1:11 ……………… Entering the Kingdom of God
  11. 2Peter 1:11-15 …………. Remembering
  12. 2Peter 1:16-18 ………… The Gospel and Myths
  13. 2Peter 1:19-21 ………… Prophecy Made More Certain
  14. 2Peter 2:1-3 ……………. Folks Tend to Believe False Teachers
  15. 2Peter 2:4-9 ……………. The Angels Who Sinned
  16. 2Peter 2:4-9 ……………. The World of the Ungodly
  17. 2Peter 2:6-8 ……………. Judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah
  18. 2Peter 2:7-10 ………….. The False Teacher
  19. 2Peter 2:11-12 ………… Speaking Evil of Angels
  20. 2Peter 2:13-18 ………… The Sins of the False Teachers
  21. 2Peter 2:13-15 ………… The Way of Balaam
  22. 2Peter 2:15-22 ………… The Spies of the First Century AD
  23. 2Peter 3:1-3 ……………. The Last Days
  24. 2Peter 3:1-3 ……………. The Scoffers Myth
  25. 2Peter 3:5-9 ……………. The Error of the Scoffers
  26. 2Peter 3:10-13 ………… Looking for the Day of the Lord
  27. 2Peter 3:10 …………….. Apocalyptic Language
  28. 2Peter 3:7-20 ………….. The Powers of Heaven in Conflict
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