I AND II PETER
Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:
C Name the author of the books of I and II Peter.
C Identify to whom each book was written.
C State the purpose for the books of I and II Peter.
C Write the Key Verses of each book from memory
C State the Life and Ministry Principle for each book.
TO WHOM: Exiles being persecuted for their Christian faith
PURPOSE: To warn of the danger of persecution from those outside of the Church. KEY VERSE: I Peter 4:12-13
LIFE AND MINISTRY PRINCIPLE: Response to persecution should be based on Scriptural principles.
MAIN CHARACTERS: Peter, Silvanus, Marcus
I. Greeting: 1:1-2
A. From Peter, an apostle of Jesus: 1:1
B. To the elect scattered throughout: 1:1
II. Comfort and reassurance in suffering: 1:3-25
A. Reassurance in the facts of the Gospel: 1:3-12
1. The source of salvation : 1:3
a. Elected by God the Father.
b. Redeemed by the Lord Jesus Christ.
c. Sanctified by the Spirit.
2. The description of salvation : 1:3-5
a. A lively hope: 1:3
b. An incorruptible inheritance: 1:4
c. Undefiled: 1 :4
d. Fadeth not away (eternal): 1:4
e. Reserved in Heaven for those kept by the power of God through
faith unto salvation: 1:5
B. Reassurance based on the benefits of suffering: 1:6-12
1. Joy in spite of temptations: 1 :6
2. Praise , honor, and glory: 1:7
3. Joy based on relationship to Jesus, not on outward circumstances of life:
4. Assurance of the faith: Salvation of the soul: 1:9-12
a. Sought by the prophets: 1:9-10
b. Their source: Christ: 1:11
c. Their summary: 1:11-12
(1) They predicted His first coming and suffering: 1:11
(2) They predicted His second coming and the glory that
should follow: 1:11
d. Sought by the angels: 1:12
C. Reassurance based on a proper response to suffering: 1:14-17
1. Gird up the loins of your mind: 1:13
2. Be sober: 1:13
3. Hope to the end for the grace at the revelation of Jesus Christ: 1:13
4. Respond as obedient children: 1:14
5. Do not fashion yourself according to former lusts: 1:14
6. Be holy, as He which hath called you is holy: 1:15-16
7. Lead respectful, productive lives: 1:17
D. Reassurance based on redemption: 1:18-25
1. We were not redeemed with corruptible things: 1:18
2. We were redeemed with the precious blood of Christ: 1:19-20
3. Assurance in times of suffering is based on our redeemed relationship
with Him: 1:21-23
4. This assurance of redemption is based on His Word, which endures
forever and is the basis of the Gospel: 1:24-25
III. The Christian response to suffering: 2:1-3:13
A. Response to sin : 2:1
B. Response to the Word of God: 2 :2
C. Response to the Son of God: 2:3-10
D. Response in ourselves: 2:11
E. Response to the unsaved: 2:12
F. Response to civil authorities: 2:13-17
G. Response to employers: 2:18-20
H. Response based on Christ’s example: 2:21-25
I. Response to family: 3:1-12
1. The wife: 3:1-6
2. The husband: 3 :7
3. The entire family: 3:8-12
IV. The discipline of suffering: 3:13-4:19.
A. Suffering for righteousness brings joy and a good conscience: 3:13-17
B. Suffering justifies the sinner : 3 : 1 8 – 2 2
C. Suffering conforms you to the example of Jesus: 4:1-6
D. Suffering anticipates the second coming of Jesus : 4:7
E. Suffering develops spiritual qualities: 4: 8- 11
1. Love: 4:8
2. Forgiveness for sin : 4:8
3. Hospitality: 4:9
4. Good stewardship of gifts and ministries: 4:10-11
F. Suffering multiplies future rewards: 4:12-13
G. Suffering glorifies the Lord: 4:14-16
H. Suffering purifies the saints : 4 :1 7- 19.
V. Summary statement of the believer