The Books of the New Testament
The Book of 1 Peter
Peter wrote his epistle to comfort and strengthen
the Christians that were under severe persecution. He speaks about the glory of
their inheritance in heaven, which is reserved for those who are suffering for
the sake of Christ. He also wrote his epistle to reinforce all of their
instruction regarding living the Christian life. Peter exhorts every Christian
to abstain from worldly pleasures and serve the living God. He encourages
believers to be ready to give a defense of their Christianity, and to display
love toward one another. He also encourages them to be strong in their faith and
to remove any doubts. He assures them that they were not following "cunningly
devised fables" but had received the truths concerning Lord Jesus Christ, to
whose glory the apostle Peter himself have been an eyewitness (Matthew 17).
Latin: Petri I
Greek: Petrou a,
First (letter) of Peter
Author: Peter One of
Christians in Asia Minor
Christian response to suffering in anticipation of Christ's coming.
Persecuted Church. Peter wrote this letter to encourage its recipients in the
light of their suffering and be humble in it. Mentions baptism.
Dictionary: First Peter
Dictionary: First Peter
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1 Peter. "The design of this first epistle is, I. To explain more fully
the doctrines of Christianity to these newly-converted Jews. II. To direct and
persuade them to a holy conversation, in the faithful discharge of all personal
and relative duties, whereby they would secure their own peace and effectually
confute the slanders and reproaches of their enemies. III. To prepare them for
sufferings. This seems to be his principal intention; for he has something to
this purport in every chapter, and does, by a great variety of arguments,
encourage them to patience and perseverance in the faith, lest the persecutions
and sad calamities that were coming upon them should prevail with them to
apostatize from Christ and the gospel. It is remarkable that you find not so
much as one word savouring of the spirit and pride of a pope in either of these
epistles." - Matthew Henry (Read
Outline of the Book of 1 Peter (Scriptures and Topics Covered)
Present Trials and Future Blessing - Chapter 1
Christ's Trials- Chapter 2
Trials and Grace - Chapters 3-5
Questions for further study.
Who was the author of the book of First Peter?
What is severe persecution?
What inheritance is reserved in heaven and for whom?
When was the book of First Peter written?
Where was the book of First Peter written?
What are worldly pleasures?
What are cunningly devised fables?
What language was the book of First Peter written in?
Who were eyewitnesses of Christ's glory?
Why did Peter feel the need to write First Peter?
What is the main theme of the book of First Peter?
What was Peter's instruction concerning the Christian life?
1 Peter Resources
Map of New Testament Israel
the Roman Empire
Map of the New Testament World
Map of Paul's First Missionary Journey
Map of Paul's Second Missionary Journey
Map of New Testament Cities
Map of the 7 Churches of Revelation (Asia Minor)
Map of the Roman Empire In the Time of Jesus
of Asia in Roman Times
Map of New Testament Greece